Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wichita State University, 1959. Master of Fine Arts, Wichita State University, 1961.
Assistant professor Upper Iowa University, Fayette, 1961-1962. Associate professor, chairman art Iowa (Mount Pleasant) Wesleyan College, 1963-1967. Professor art Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1967-1994, University Arkansas, Monticello, since 1994.
President Enid Art Association, 1969-1970, Enid Arts & Humanities, 1971-1978, Oklahoma Art Education Association, Oklahoma City, 1989-1992.
Member Oklahoma Council Churches, since 2000. President Northwest Oklahoma Men's Christian Association, 2006. Member National Conference on Education Ceramic Arts, Oklahoma Art Education Association (president 1989-1992, Most Outstanding Art Educator Oklahoma 1994-1995), Briggs Lions (president 1980), North Enid Lions (president 2002), Pioneer Pleasant Valle Lions (president 2007), Monticello Lions (president), Lions International (district governor, 1982, director 2005), Enid Garden Club (president 2005), Good Sams (assistant state director 2006), Kappa Pi (honorary Doctor of Fine Arts 1965).
Married Murel Jean Weiss, August 6, 1955. Children: Cheryl, Paula, Dale.