Bachelor, Carson-Newman College, 1960. Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, 1972.
Teacher Bearden High School, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1962-1963. Instructor Arkansas City (Kansas) Junior College, 1963-1964, University Hawaii, Hilo, 1968-1969, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1965-1968, 69-71. Professor theatre arts Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, 1971—2005.
Founding member Opera for Youth, since 1978. Member American Alliance for Theatre and Education (Best Play of Year award 2004).
Married Helen Marie Seitz. Children: John, Anne, Michael, Christopher, Andrew.