Bachelor in Economics with distinction, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1959. Master of Science in Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1965.
Director institutional research Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 1965-1972, vice president for administration, 1972-1976, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, 1977-1982, university professor, research associate, 1982-1987. Writer, since 1987
Co-founder, past director measurement and research Southern Central Region Education Laboratory, Little Rock. Past evaluator research grants United States Office of Education, Washington.
Sustaining life member Evans Scholars Foundation, Par Club, since 2002. Co-founder United States River Academy (chartered by Congress).
Village trustee, Hazel Crest, Illinois, 1997—2005. Plan commissioner, 1988—1997. Administrative assistant Congressman William Alexander, Washington, 1969.
James E. West fellow Boy Scouts American, vice president, board directors Calumet council Munster, Indiana, 1978—1996, 2001—2006. Board directors Illinois Masonic Charities Fund Committee, since 2004. Treasurer Shrine Club, Joliet, Illinois.
Board directors Bremen High School District 228 Educational Foundation, 1998—2004, president, 2002—2004. Member Masons (master 1999-2000, 2006-2007), Scottish Rite (knight Commander Court of Honor 1979), Shriner (Medinah), Alpha Epsilon Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Joliet Illinois Shrine Club (treas, since 2007).
Married Janet Lea Triplitt, December 26, 1971. Children: David A., Edward L.