Bachelor with highest honors, University of Illinois, 1950; Master of Arts, University of Illinois, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1972.
Instructor, Freed-Hardeman U., Henderson, 1951-1953; minister, Redford Church of Christ, Detroit, 1953-1955; minister, Hayes Avenue Church of Christ, Detroit, 1956-1958; assistant professor, Pepperdine U., Los Angeles, 1958-1970; professor, Pepperdine U., Malibu, since 1978; from associate professor to professor, Morehead (Kentucky) State University, 1970-1978.
Faculty sponsor Pepperdine University Young Democrats, since 1980. Member Woodland Hills Church of Christ, since 1984. With United States Army, 1946-1947.
Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Museum.
Married Virginia Seal, June 8, 1952. Children: Paul Kevin, Mark Edward, Lisa Virginia.