Bachelor of Arts (College scholar), Hope College, 1959. Master of Public Administration (Michigan Fellow), University of Michigan, 1960. Doctor of Public Administration (Littauer Fellow), Harvard University, 1968.
With Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, 1961-1969, assistant to general manager, 1967-1969. Director audit operations Legislation Commision on Expenditure Review, Albany, New York, 1970-1975. State auditor Kansas Legislature, Topeka, 1975-1983.
Professor non-profit accounting Kent State University, 1983, chairman accounting department, 1990-1991, assistant dean graduate business programs, 1991.
Partner Shaffer, Brown & Associations, 1985. Special consultant Price Waterhouse, 1983.
Academic research consultant Governmental Accounting Standards Board, 1987-1990. Professor or Adjunct Professor finance and administration William and Mary College, U. Kansas, University of Tennessee, Kansas State University, State University of New York, Albany.
Consultant General Accounting Office, various state legislatures.
Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts American.
Member American Society Public Administration (chairman management science section), National Conference State Legislatures (Executive Committee), Public Administration Society (president.Topeka), American Institute Certified Public Accountant"s (task force on operational auditing).
Married Beverly Ann Shaffer, February 25, 1961. Children: Kelly Christine, Christopher Richard, Kirsten Marie.