Diploma in interior design, Parsons School Design, 1950. Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1951. Master of Fine Arts, New York State College Ceramics, 1958.
Supervisor packaging engineering Wright Aeronautical Division, Woodridge, New Jersey, 1952-1956. Instructor ceramics Toledo Museum School Art, 1958-1965. Professor ceramic art, head department Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1965-1976.
Visiting artist New York State College Ceramics, Alfred, 1976, State University Iowa, Iowa City, 1977. Head ceramics department Ohio State University, Columbus, 1982-1984. Owner, operator Norman Schulman Studio, Penland, North Carolina, 1977-1981, 84—.
Trustee Penland School Crafts, 1988-1996. Member Toe River Chamber Orchestra Corporal United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Felow: American Craft Council.
Member National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts (life. Honorary, past president), Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc.
Married Gloria Mendelson, January 4, 1948. 1 child, Laura Phylis Schulman O'Banion.