Bachelor in Education, University Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, 1952. Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1958. District Attorney, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, 1992.
Professor emeritus School Art and Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1959, Catherine B. Heller distinguished professor, 1990—1995, interim dean, 1991—1993. Juror Major Exhibition, Washington, 1965, Michigan Council for Arts, Detroit, 1986—1990, Illinois Council. Staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1952-1955.
Member of International Academy Ceramics.
Married Susanne Groves Stephenson, September 2, 1961. 1 child Tara Jo.