Bachelor of Arts, University College South Wales and Monmouthshire, 1951; Master of Arts, Cambridge (England) University, 1953; student, Union Theological Seminary, 1957-1960; Master of Arts, Colgate University, 1961; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1961; honorary Doctor of Laws, Hartwick College, 1979; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Elmyra College, 1990; Doctor of Letters, Skidmore College, 1991.
Ordained to ministry, Presbyterian Church, 1954;
minister, Vernon (New York) and Vernon Center Presbyterian churches, 1954-1957;
instructor, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1960-1963;
assistant professor, Colgate University, 1963-1966;
associate professor, Colgate University, 1966-1970;
professor philosophy and religion, Colgate University, 1970-1979;
director division humanities, Colgate University, 1970-1972;
director division university studies, Colgate University, 1972-1973;
provost, dean of faculty, Colgate University, 1973-1979;
acting president, Colgate University, 1977;
professor philosophy, Union College, Schenectady, 1979-1990;
president, chancellor Union U., Union College, Schenectady, 1979-1990;
president emeritus, research professor philosophy, Union College, Schenectady, since 1990. Leverhulme visiting fellow U. Exeter, England, 1968-1969. Chairman Commission Indiana Colleges Universities, 1984-1986.
Board directors Trustco New York.
Board of directors Schenectady Foundation. Trustee Skidmore College With Royal Air Force, 1943-1947. Member American Association of University Professors, American Philosophical Association, American Academy Religion, Royal Institute Philosophy, Society for Study Theology, National Welsh American Foundation (board advisors).
Married Enid Elry Walters, April 10, 1954. 1 child, Paul John.