Bachelor, Andrews University, 1949. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1953. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1959.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1964.
Teacher-librarian, Broadview Academy, La Grange, Illinois, 1949-1953; Teacher-librarian, Adelphian Academy, Holly, Michigan, 1953-1955; instructor history, Andrews U., 1955-1958; assistant librarian, Andrews U., 1955-1956; acting librarian, Andrews U., 1956-1958; assistant professor, Andrews U., 1958-1963; associate professor, Andrews U., 1963-1968; professor, Andrews U., 1968-1989; acting department chairman history and political science, Andrews U., 1964-1966; professor emeritus, Andrews U., since 1989; chairman, Andrews U., 1966-1977; vice president academic administration, Andrews U., 1977-1987; reference library, Berrien Springs Community Library., 1990-1993. Visiting instructor Michigan State University, 1967. Book reviewer Library Journal, 1957-1977.
(Hardcover: Original White Boards, 1970 Edition, no Scuffs...)
Delaware Berrien County Republican Convention, 1966, 68, 74. Board directors Ministry 7 Rescue Mission, Hendersonville, North Carolina Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Association 7th-Day Adventists Historians (president 1987), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Joyce Frances Anderson, June 11, 1950. Children: Constance Kay, Richard Paul, Dwight Luther.