Bachelor of Arts with honors in History, Dickinson College, 1957. Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1960, Doctor of Education, 1970. Master of Divinity, Colgate Rochester Division School, 1960.
Doctor of Philosophy, U. Oxford (England), 1972. Chairman department history Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1962-1965. Associate librarian Colgate Rochester (New York) Division School, 1965-1967.
Teacher history Matthew Arnold School, Oxford, 1968-1970. Senior lecturer in history Westminster College, Oxford, 1970-1988. Distinguished visiting professor U. Houston, 1987-1988, professor communication School Communication, 1988, acting director, 1990-1991, director, 1991-1993,program head radio/television, 1993.
Associate director International Telecommunication Research Institute, 1988-1990, director, 1990. Visiting research professor Center for Interdisciplinary Research, U. Bielefeld (West Germany), 1978-1979. Director Oxford History Microforms, since 1982.
Consultant in field; conference organizer Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, 1982, Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, 1984, 89, U. Moscow, 1987.
Chairman department history Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1962—1965. Associate library Colgate Rochester Division School, New York, 1965—1967. Teacher history Matthew Arnold School, Oxford, 1968—1970.
Senior lecturer in history Westminster College, 1970—1988. Distinguished visiting professor University Houston, 1987—1988. Professor communication School Communication, from 1988, acting director, 1990—1991, program head radio, television, from 1993, director, 1991—1993.
Associate director International Telecommunication Research Institute, 1988—1990, director, from 1990. Visiting research professor Center Interdisciplinary Research, University Bielefeld, 1978—1979. Director Oxford History Microforms, from 1982.
Editor, founder History Journal Film, Radio and television, 1982—1990. Editor Catalogue of Forbidden German Feature and Short Film Productions Held in Zonal Archives Film Section, Information Services Division, Control Commission Germany, 1996.
Member American History Association, British Film Institute, Royal History Society Episcopalian (priest dioceses of Texas and Colorado).
Married Mary Jane Tharp, September 3, 1960. Children: Douglas MacDonald, Donald William World War II Bachelor of Arts with honors in History, Dickinson College.