Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University, 1955. Master of Science, Cornell University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1959.
Assistant professor, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, 1960-1962;
associate professor mechanic engineering, U. Denver, 1963-1967;
professor, U. Denver, 1967-1974;
chairman mechanic science and environmental engineering, U. Denver, 1968-1970;
dean engineering, U. Denver, 1970-1974;
dean engineering, Old Dominion U., Norfolk, Virginia, 1974-1983;
director mechanic engineering and applied mechanics, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1983-1985;
director mechanics structures and materials engineering, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1985-1986;
professor mechanic engineering, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, since 1986;
head department engineering technical, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1986-1997;
coordinator accreditation, regents professor, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, since 1997. Research specialist The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas, 1962-1963, structural dynamics engineer, 1959-1960. Research engineer Martin-Marietta Corporation, Denver, 1963.
Graduate training engineer Allis-Chalmer, Milwaukee, 1955. Member accreditation board for engineering and technical Engineering Accreditation Commission, 1983-1988.
Fellow Accreditation Board Engineering & Technology (board directors 1994-1998), American Society for Engineering Education (chairman engineering research county 1988-1990, Executive Committee 1984-1990, chairman publications committee 1983-1986, projects board engineering research coun.1982-1985, Outstanding Educator mechanics division 1989, vice president for public affairs 1995-1997, Frederick J. Berger award 1997, president-elect since 1998), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ad hoc visitor 1977-1983, Ben C. Sparks medal 1994). Member Virginia Society Professional Engineers (Engineer of Year award 1978), Kiwanis.
Married Betty Kay Dietrich, June 5, 1955. Children: Carol Ann, Katherine Lynn.