Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1954. Master of Science, University Utah, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Utah, 1970.
Teacher Dekalb County School District, Atlanta, Salt Lake City School District. Assistant professor education Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado. Professor, chairman reading department Metropolitan State College, Denver, professor emeritus, since 2001.
Member CCIRA (past president, President award), Society Cincinnati State of Georgia (representative 2009), Kappa Delta Pi (Outstanding Counselor award), Phi Delta Kappa, Society Cincinnati (Georgia) (hereditary member 2009).
Married Grace Ashliman, June 21, 1951. Children: Lorraine Cawley Gaufin, Carolyn (Genie) Nielsen. Married Jacqueline Boss, May 22, 1987.