Bachelor of Arts Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, 1961; Master of Arts, Oklahoma State University, 1967; Master of Arts in Folklore, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968; Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972.
Part-time instructor Oklahoma State University, 1964-1967. Teaching assistant University California, Santa Barbara, 1969-1970. Member faculty Texas Tech University, Lubbock, since 1971, professor philosophy, 1977-1998, chairman department, 1979-1981.
Founder, director Institute Studies in Pragmaticism, since 1972, Charles Sanders Peirce professor philosophy, 1981-1998, Charles Sanders Peirce interdisciplinary professor, since 1998, Paul Whitfield Horn professor, since 1999. Assistant professor philosophy and folklore University of California at Los Angeles, summers, 1972, 74. Co-organizer Christian Science Peirce Bicentennial International Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1976.
Peirce Sesquicentennial International Congress, Harvard University, 1989.
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Captain United States Army Reserve, 1962-1964. Fellow Charles S. Peirce Society (president 1973). Member American Philosophical Association, Rotary, Freemason, Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Married Berti Gabriella Zehetmeier, August 24, 1964 (deceased October 1996). 1 child, Kenneth Laine Junior.