Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Notre Dame, 1955. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, 1960.
Doctorate (honorary), University Notre Dame, 1989.
Research fellow, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1960-1961;
assistant professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1961-1964;
associate professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964-1966;
director, Iowa Institute Hydraulic Research
professor fluid mechanics, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1966-1991;
Carver distinguished professor, U. Iowa, 1981-1987;
Hunter Rouse professor hydraulics, U. Iowa, 1987-1991. Chairman division energy engineering U. Iowa, 1974-1976. Fulbright scholar, visiting professor U. Karlsruhe, Germany, 1972-1973.
Erskine fellow U. Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1976. Consultant to government agys., industrial firms, engineering consultant offices, 1960-1991. Visiting associate in hydraulics California Institute Technology, 1977.
American Society of Civil Engineers Hunter Rouse lecturer, 1981. Gastdozent Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, 1985.
Served to Second lieutenant C.E., United States Army, 1957. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (J.C. Stevens award. 1959), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Academy of Engineering, American Society Engineering Education, International Association Hydraulic Research (member council 1972-1976, 84-88, vice president 1976-1980, president 1980-1984, honorary 1990-1991), Hungarian Hydrol.
Society (honorary), Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (correspondent), Sigma Xi, Chi Epsilon (honorary), Tau Beta Pi.
Married Nancy Kay Grogan, November 21, 1959. Children: Suzanne Marie, Sean Grogan, Brian Matthew Fisher, Karen Lynn.