Bachelor of Arts, University Illinois, 1935; Master of Arts 1936, University of Illinois Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, 1939.
Credit manager retail store, Sears, Roebuck & Company, New Albany, Indiana, 1939-1941;
research engineer, Elgin National Watch Company, Illinois, 1941-1942;
chief special project, Minneapolis-Honeywell Company, 1942-1943;
assistant to chief engineer, Minneapolis-Honeywell Company, 1943-1945;
lecturer mathematics, University of Minnesota, 1945-1946;
member of faculty, Pennsylvania State University, 1946-1980;
professor philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1951-1968;
Evan Pugh research professor philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1968-1980;
professor emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, since 1980. Head department, 1948-1949, 52-55, 58-67, acting assistant dean for research, 1964, summer 1965. Founder, 1st director Institute Arts and Humanistic Studies,1966-1968.
Liberal arts editor Pennsylvania State Studies. Visiting lecturer University of Illinois, summer 1965. Guest professor of University Otago, New Zealand, 1955, Free U. Berlin, Germany, 1961-1962, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1979.
Consultant operations research, computer design.
Member American Philos Association, Western Pennsylvania Philosophical Association, American Association of University Professors, Association American Studies, Association Symbolic Logic, Society Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (Executive Committee 1965-1968), American Society for Aesthetics, American Mathematics Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Gamma Mu, Alpha Tau Omega.
Married Mary A. Gale, 1936 (deceased). Married Barbara C. Lax., 1970 (divorced). Married Jean Sylvia Bixby, 1990.