Bachelor of Science in Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1971. Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1972. Master of Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1973.
Instructor Mississippi State University, 1973—1977, assistant professor, 1977—1981, associate professor, since 1981, acting head, department art, 1982—1991, head, department art, since 1983. President, dean School Art East Carolina University, since 1991. Board regents Mississippi Museum Art, Jackson, 1984—1985.
Board trustees Greenville Museum Art, 1991—1995.
Married Susan L. Chaplin, August 21, 1971. Children: Shea, Nicholas.