Bachelor of Science, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, 1967; Master of Education, Washington State University, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University, 1971.
Preacher, Churches of Christ, Texas, Oklahoma & Missouri, 1952-1968; elementary school teacher, Tulsa Public Sch.s, 1968; instructor reading laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, 1969-1970; graduate teaching assistant, Washington State University, Pullman, 1970-1971; professor, S.W. Missouri State University, Springfield, 1971-1994; emeritus professor, S.W. Missouri State University, Springfield, since 1995. Lecturer Washington State University, Pullman, summer 1971. Chairman faculty senate S.W. Missouri State University, Springfield, 1985-1986.
Secretary Human Potential Counseling Foundation, Springfield, 1982-1988. Elder East Grand Church of Christ, Springfield, 1975-1992. Member International Reading Association (president local chapter 1976-1977), Organisation Teacher.Educators in Reading (charter, vice president membership committee 1985-1987, Certified of Recognition 1988), American Federation Teachers (secretary local chapter 1984-1986, v.p.1986-1987), Balanced Reading Association (charter), United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (secretary 1991), Phi Delta Kappa (president local chapter 1974-1976, 89-91, Gerald Howard Read tavel scholarship award 1988, 93, Certified of Merit 1977, 78, 79), Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi.
Married Doris Mae Whisman, March 14, 1952. Children: Jesse Curtis, Kevin Lynn, Kyle Mark.