Bachelor of Arts, University Alabama, 1954; Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1955; Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1958.
Graduate assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1955; assistant instructor education, Ohio State University, 1956-1958; assistant professor education, U. Tennessee-Martin, 1958-1960; associate professor education, College State University of New York-Oneonta, 1960-1961; from assistant professor to associate professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1961-1966; associate professor social and philosophical studies, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1966-1969; professor cultural foundations education, University Texas, Austin, 1969-1996; professor emeritus, University Texas, Austin, since 1996; department chairman cultural foundations education, University Texas, Austin, 1969-1975. Visiting lecturer National Kaohsiung (Taiwan) Normal U., 1993.
(Book by Devitis, Joseph L., Rich, John Martin)
Member North Central Philosophy of Education Society (president 1966-1967), Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (president 1967-1968), Philosophy of Education Society (executive board 1967-1968, 80-82, Certified Significant Service), American Educational Studies Association (executive council 1972-1974, president 1975-1976).
Married Martha Elaine Schur, June 6, 1955 (divorced June 1966). Children– Jeffrey Brian, Suzanne Elon. Married Joyce Ann Stegemoller, August 28, 1967 (divorced March 1985).
Married Audrey Faye Arnold, August 1, 1987.