Bachelor of Science in Education, Southeast Missouri State University, 1959. Master of Science in Education, Southern Illinois University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Speech Communications, Southern Illinois University, 1978.
Teacher, Fox H.S., Arnold, Missouri, 1959-1964;
teacher, Lindberg H.S., St. Louis, 1964-1965;
assistant professor speech, St. Saint Louis University, 1965-1971;
professor, chair Department, University Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1973-1990;
professor, chair Department, University New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, 1990-1995;
acting dean, School Business, U. New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, 1995-1996;
dean graduate studies, U. New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, since 1996. Committee consultant Missouri, 1965-1971, Connecticut 1973-1997. Adjunct Professor U. Missouri, 1969-1970, Southern Connecticut State University, 1973-1994.
Albertus Magnus College, 1989.
Member National Communications Association (chair communications apprehension committee 1986-1987), World Communications Association (board directors since 1991, vice president North America since 2000), International Communications Association, Eastern Communications Association (executive secretary 1992-1995, first vice president 1997-1998, president 1998-1999).
Married Annitta L. Wagley, October 16, 1955 (divorced 1972). Children: Tom, Deborah, Richard, Tracy. Married Betty L. Scott, September 1, 1972.
Children: Leland, Ken, Cindi.