AB, Austin College, 1960. Doctor of Humane Letters, Austin College, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1964.
Assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1964-1969;
associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1969-1973;
professor philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973-1986;
professor environmental studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974-1986;
national humanities faculty advisor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1976-1982;
vice president, dean, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1987-1994;
president, Texas Lutheran U., Seguin, since 1994. Visiting assistant professor of University Illinois, Chicago, 1969. Visiting associate professor of University Texas, Austin, 1971-1972.
Fellow National Humanities Center, 1979-1980.
Pres Madision Symphony Orchestra, 1975—1977. Mem National Coun Humanities, 1991—1999, vice chair, 1993—1999. Dir Seguin Econ Develop Corp, since 1999, pres, since 2001.
Director Junior Achievement South Texas, 1996—2003. Bd dirs Fund for Improvement Post-Secondary Education, 1985—1991. Member of Council Indiana Colleges (board directors since 2004), Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce 2000-2004.
Married Sandra Lois Reininger, August 13, 1960. Children: Kevin, Eric.