Bachelor in Education, Western Washington College, 1958. Master of Education, Central Washington State College, 1961. Master of Arts in Speech, Washington State University, 1969.
Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University, 1974.
Teacher Noah Bay School, Washington, 1959—1961, Rainier High School, 1961—1963, Edmonds Public Schools, 1963—1968. Assistant debate coach Washington State University, 1968—1970. Professor, chairman department communications, director forensics Western Washington University, Bellingham, since 1970.
Chairman Commission International Discussion and Debate, Washington, since 1980.
Member of American Association of University Professors, American Federation Teachers, Western Speech and Communication Association (member assembly since 1984, activities director since 1985), Pi Kappa Delta (national vice president 1980-1982), Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Marilyn Elizabeth Tucker, June 10, 1956. Children: Mark Wesley, Dale Thomas, Eric Wayne.