Student, Howe Military School, 1945-1951; student, Olivet College, 1952-1953; Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1955; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1961; Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1968.
Program director, Junior Chamber of Commerce International, Miami, Florida, 1957-1960;
therapeutic recreation specialist, Rusk Institute Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, 1960-1961;
director, World Commision on Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation International, New York City, 1961-1963;
deputy director general, World Leisure and Recreation Association, New York City, 1964-1965;
assistant secretary general, Rehabilitation International, New York City, 1966-1968;
assistant professor, coordinator rehabilitation services, leisure studies, San Jose State University, 1968-1969;
associate professor, director Institute interdisciplinary studies, San Jose State University, 1969-1972;
associate professor, chairman recreation education program, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1972-1976;
professor therapeutic recreation service department leisure studies, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1976-1991;
professor emeritus therapeutic recreation service department leisure studies, health and physical education studies, U. Iowa, Iowa City, since 1991;
professor, department chairman leisure studies, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1986-1987. President, Chief Executive Officer Special Recreation disABLED, Inc., since 1978. Director Committee for United States People to People Program, since 1964.
Chairman of Commission recreation and leisure United States President's Committee on Employment of Handicapped, 1972-1981. Director Internat.Ctr. on Special Recreation, since 1978. Vice chairman People to People Committee Disability, since 1996.
Board directors United Cerebral Palsy Association, San Mateo and Santa Clara County, 1970-1972. Board directors Harold Russell Foundation, 1971-1973. Goodwill Industries Santa Clara County, 1969-1972.
Rehabilitation counselor, master therapeutic recreation specialist. Board director Hawkeye Area Poverty Community Action Program, Iowa. Iowa Park and Recreation Association, American Leisure and Recreation Association, Washington, others.
Board directors, state vice president Iowa Aging Coalition, Iowa. Board directors, founding president Santa Clara County Association on Recreation Handicapped, Iowa. Board directors, technical advisory Disability International Foundation, since 1997.
Served in United States Air Force Reserve, 1955-1957. Major Retired; Member National Therapeutic Recreation Society (president 1970-1971, Distinguished Service Award), National Rehabilitation Association. American Association Leisure and Recreation (board director 1977-1980, Tommy Wilson service Handicapped Youth award).
National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Handicapped (president 1976-1977, National Scholarship award). National Forum Commercial Recreation and Handicapped (chairman 1979). Iowa Parks and Recreation Association (board director 1973-1975, 89-90).
National Rehabilitation Counseling Association. Council Exceptional Children. Pi Sigma Epsilon.
Married Dolores Antonia Gutierrez, April 8, 1961. Children: John Arthur, Victoria Bowen.