Bachelor, Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1951; Master of Arts, U. Iowa, 1959; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Iowa, 1965.
Teacher, Harlan (Iowa) public schools, 1952-1953; teacher, Oelwein (Iowa) public schools, 1953-1955; teacher, Dubuque public schools, 1955-1962; assistant professor, Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa., 1962-1964; assistant professor, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa., 1964-1965; professor education, U. Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, since 1965.
Member Iowa Reading Association (distinguished service award 1973, president 1969-1970), National Reading Conference, International Reading Association, American Ednl. Research Association, Kiwanis.
Married Ruth Elaine O'Dean, June 4, 1950. Children: Kent, Jack, Joel.