Bachelor, South Dakota State University, 1979. Master of Arts, South Dakota State University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1991.
Graduate teaching assistant, South Dakot State University, Brookings, 1979-1980; technician data control, South Dakot State University, Brookings, 1980-1983; director forensics, U. North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1983-1988; graduate teaching assistant, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1988-1991; assistant professor, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa., since 1991.
Member American Forensic Association, Speech Communication Association, North Dakota Intercollegiate Speech League (executive secretary 1985, 87), Cross Examination Debate Association (national council since 1986), Delta Sigma Rho (Tau Kappa Alpha chapter), Pi Kappa Delta.