Bachelor, Pomona College, 1951. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1959.
Instructor Iowa State University, 1955-1958, assistant professor sociology, 1958-1960. Assistant professor Pomona College, 1960-1965, associate professor, 1965-1974, professor, since 1974. Consultant National Endowment for Humanities.
Served with United States Navy, 1946-1948. Member American Sociological Association.
Married Carol Baber, September 10, 1951. Children– David R., Molly E., Paul A.