Bachelor, Reed College, 1972. Master of Arts, University New Mexico, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Duisburg University, Germany, 1983.
Instructor Philosophy, U. Duisburg, Duisburg, 1979-1983; instructor Philosophy, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1984; assistant professor Philosophy, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1984-1989; chair department Philosophy, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1987-1992, 97-; associate professor Philosophy, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, since 1989. Board directors Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy.
Member of Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophical, American Philosophical Association, Arkansas Philosophical Association, American Association of University Professors (president Hendrix chapter 1987-1991, 1995-1997, 1999—2001), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Monika Reuss, September 2, 1984. 1 child, Kassandra Gaya Reuss-Schmidt.