Bachelor of Science in Education, Northeast Missouri State University, 1960. Master of Arts, University Northern Iowa, 1962.
Teacher art Scotland County R-l, Memphis, 1960-1961, Centerville (Iowa) Community Schools, 1962-1966. Teacher art, supervisor Eagle Grove (Iowa) Community Schools, 1966-1967. Instructor art Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, since 1967, chairman performing and visual arts, since 1967, travel study director, since 1974.
Conductor watercolor workshops in midwest, l980—. Adjunct professor Buena Vista College, Ottumwa, l985—. Coordinator fine arts Elderhostel, Ottumwa, l985—.
Chairman Academy Honor Society Indian Hills Community College, since 1989, coordinator Chapter Fine Arts, since 1994.
Board of directors Ottumwa Family Arts Festival, l978-, Ottumwa Community Players, l984-. Search chairman Ottumwa Area Arts Council, l98l-83. Chairman Popsconcert S.E. Iowa Symphony, l986.
Member National Art Education Association, Iowa Watercolor Society (president 1985-1987, award of excellence 1985, participant traveling show 1990, 91), Iowa Art Educators (speaker convention 1984), The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago.
Married Karen Elizabeth Rainey, May 22, l960. Children: Katherine Sydney, Richard Brett.