Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Dayton, 1950. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1958.
Associate research engineer Whirlpool Corporation Research Laboratories, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1958-1960. Department head National Cash Register, Dayton, Ohio, 1960-1965. Associate professor mechanical engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1965-1970.
Professor mechanical engineering University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1970-1978, Iowa State University, Ames, since 1978. Researcher design science of mechanical engineering. Visiting professor Polytechnic Warsaw, Poland, 1975-1976, Technische Hogeschool, Delft, Holland, 1981-1982, K.U. Leuven, Belgium, 1987-1988.
Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1951-1953. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Martha Jean Blakeney, August 8, 1953. Children– Joseph Russell, Jean Theresa, David Riney.