Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute Technology, 1957; Master of Arts in Teaching, Connecticut College, 1968; student, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1952-1954.
Art instructor, D.B. Oliver High School, Pittsburgh, 1957-1960;
art instructor, Norwich (Connecticut) Free Academy, 1960-1992;
art department coordinator, Norwich (Connecticut) Free Academy, 1989-1992. Instructor sculpture and art history Upward Bound, Connecticut College, 1969. Director young peoples art program Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, 1974-1982.
Conducted jewelry workshops Guilford Handcraft Center.
Chairman Groton Long Point (Connecticut) Conservation Committee, 1976. Board directors Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Stonington Villae Improvement Association. Elder Presbyterian Church United States of America.
Trustee Stonington History Society, since 2004, board trustees, Staunton, CT, Historical Society. Member National Education Association, Connecticut Education Association, Mystic Art Association (president 1974-1975), National Art Education Association, Connecticut Art Education Association, Rotary International (Paul Harris fellow).
Married Marcia Elaine Nelson, December 28, 1957. Children: Anne Bennett, Peter Douglas.