Bachelor, Bowling Green University, 1956. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1964.
Reporter, staff writer Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, 1956-1957. Research associate, instructor, assistant professor, director Institute Communications Studies, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1960-1971. Professor, distinguished professor, associate dean Rutgers College Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, chairman department human communications, 1971-1980, director School Communications Studies, 1980-1983, founding dean School Communications, Information and Library.
Studies, 1983-1997; vice president for information and technology Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1997—2000, distinguished scholar, since 2000. Chairman board Newstatements Communications Consultant, 1973-1980. Consultant in field.
Rector Church of the Good Shepherd, Richmond, Virginia, 2002—2006, Christ the King Episcopal Church, Tabb, 2006—2009, Church of Advert Norfolk, since 2009. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1960.
Member Community Arts Council East Brunswick, 1973—1980. Executive council East Brunswick Youth Baseball Program, 1974. Active Boy Scouts American.
Priest Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, 2001. Chairman board directors Anglican Center for Theology and Spirituality, Diocese of Southern Virginia, 2003—2005. Dean School of Ministry Formation, Diocese of Southern Virginia, since 2003.
Member International Communications Association (president 1976-1977), American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Communications Association, American Association Public Opinion Research, Association Education in Journalism, American Library Association (committee on accrediting 1995-1999), Library Association Information Education.
Married Claudia L. Wolff. Children: Kimberly, Richard Wade, Janna, Eric, Gary, Stephanie.