Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications, University of Illinois, 1960; Master of Science in Mass Communications, University of Illinois, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education Administration, University of Illinois, 1974.
Television coordinator, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1960-1968; international program development specialist, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1971-1974; director international program for agricultural knowledge systems, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1985-1988; director, Office International Collaboration, Urbana, 1988-1991; education/committee and organizational development specialist, Chemonics International, Washington, since 1991; chief of party, United States Agency International Development/U. Missouri, Zomba, Malawi, 1969-1970; communication consultant, State of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 1970-1971; director Asia and Pacific program for development training and communication planning, United Nations Development Program, Bangkok, 1974-1985. Consultant Kellogg Foundation, Bogota, Columbia, 1968, United States Agency International Development, University of Illinois, Pant Nagar, India, 1970.
Member Association International Agriculture and Rural Development, Agricultural Communicators in Education (international affairs award 1987).
Married Charlotte M. Souder, February 11, 1968. Children: Van John, Sheri Marie.