Bachelor of Science in Biology, California State University, Northridge, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Davis, 1968.
Assistant professor biology, California State University, Northridge, 1967; National Institutes of Health fellow, M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, 1968-1970; assistant to full professor Department Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1970-1984; research microbiologist, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, since 1984.
Leader, advisor 4-H Club, Oregon, 1980-1998. Fellow American Academy Microbiology. Member American Society Microbiology (division lecturer environmental general applied division 1982, chair national award committee environmental microbiology 1992), Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta.
Married Katherine L. Kiever, July 19, 1962. Children: Gregory, Rachael, Renee.