Bachelor of Science in Education, Southern Illinois University, 1960. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1961. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1971.
Teacher speech and English, coach forensics and theatre, Bremen Community High School, Midlothian, Illinois, 1960-1963; graduate teaching assistant department communication arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1963-1965; research assistant, then research associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965-1968; assistant professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1968-1973; associate professor, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1973-1985; professor communication, Kent (Ohio) State University, since 1985; division coordinator School Speech, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1973-1980; assistant director, undergraduate coordinator School Communication Studies, Kent (Ohio) State University, since 1988; director university teaching assistant orientation, Kent (Ohio) State University, since 1990. Consultant Ednl. Testing Svc., Princeton, New Jersey, 1980-1982, 89, 92. Member English Language Arts Task Force, Ohio Department Education, 1986-1992.
Director public relations Equal Opportunities Commission, Madison, 1967-1968. Member Speech Communication Association (chairperson instructional development 1979, 90, charter member commission communication and aging since 1981), Speech Communication Association Ohio (president 1981, College Teacher award 1984, Distinguished Service award 1988), International Communication Association, Association Teacher Educators, Center States Communication Association, Phi Sigma Kappa.
Married Jenelle Helms, June 12, 1965. Children: Gregory, Vanessa.