Bachelor, Dickinson College, 1964. Master of Arts, Northeastern University, 1966. Master of Public Administration, Nova Southeastern University, 1980.
Instructor Rhode Island College, Providence, 1971. Member faculty University Without Walls, 1972-1974. Assistant to president Roger Williams University, Bristol, 1974-1975, director Open Disnv., 1974-1990, dean School Social Science, 1990-1993, dean Cont.
School Education, since 1990, dean Cont. School Education University College, since 1994, dean Open College, since 2000, dean School Continuing Studies, since 2004. Senior lecturer Northeastern University, Boston, since 1967.
Consultant head start, model cities, Providence and Pawtucket, 1971-1974. Research coordinator Urban Observ. Rhode Island, 1970-1975.
Member budget panel United Way Southwestern New England, Providence, 1972. Member commission Planning Project Post Secondary Education, Providence, 1975. Member American Society for Public Administration (president 1979-1980), National Education Association, American Democratic Action, Council Adult and Experimental Learning.
Son of; married Jayne Frances Atherton, March 25, 1965 (divorced December 1976). 1 child John R.; married Helen Jean Hosty, July 30, 1977. 1 child, Katie Irene.