Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1946; Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1949; Master of Sciences, University Utah, 1953; Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1964.
Junior engineer, North America Aviation Company, Los Angeles, 1951; assistant civil engineer, City Los Angeles, 1952-1955; assistant professor mining engineering, U. Missouri, Rolla, 1955-1956; assistant professor mining engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1956-1958; assistant professor mining engineering, Michigan Technological U., Houghton, 1958-1961; associate professor mining engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1963-1969; professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1969-1979; president engineering faculty organization, member of faculty senate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1977-1978; professor mining engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1979-1993; retired, 1993; consultant, 1993-1997. Consultant Rand Corporation, Calumet & Hecla Company, Freeport Mining Company, National Gypsum Company, United States Gypsum Company, Virginia Coal and Coke Company, Singer Company, Pittston Company, United States Steel Company, Clinchfield Coal Company.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (distinguished member), Sigma Xi.
Married Joan M. Anderson, June 29, 1957. Children: Charles, Lauri Jo, Albert.