Bachelor, College Holy Cross, 1958; Master of Science, Purdue University, 1961; Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1964.
Staff physicist, Los Alamos (New Mexico) National Laboratory, 1967-1983;
head department physics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1983-1988;
associate dean, director arts and science research center College of Arts & Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1988-1990;
dean of science, Washington State University, Pullman, since 1990;
professor physics, Washington State University, Pullman, since 1990. Visiting scientist Laboratoire Aime Cotton, Orsay, France, 1974-1975. Visiting associate professor department nuclear engineering U. Florida, Gainesville, 1978-1979.
Board directors Astrophysical Research Consortium, Seattle, since 1988, Washington Technology Center, Seattle, since 1990.
First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1964-1967. Fellow Optical Society American, Society Applied Spectroscopy, American Physical Society, Laser Institute American (past president).
Married Barbara Woodruff. Children: Michael Leon, Timothy Joseph.