Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1947; Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1948.
Faculty Shawnee Mission (Kansas) High School, 1948-1949. Free lance composer/arranger/conductor New York City, 1949-1950. Faculty Jamestown (North Dakota) College, 1950-1953.
Faculty member, director Glee Club University Chicago, 1953-1954. Program manager, producer/director WMAQ-television (NBC), Chicago, 1954-1961. Director advertising public relations Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, 1961-1967.
Director Ampex Video Institute, Elk Grove, Illinois, 1967-1970. Co-owner Dressler & Robinson, Chicago, 1970-1972. General manager KOMU-television.
Associate professor University Missouri School Journalism, 1972-1974. President Southern Educational Communications Association, Columbia, South Carolina, 1974-1976. Consultant communications and education, 1976-1990.
Visiting professor Northwestern University, 1955-1956, Columbia College, Chicago, 1956.
Board governors Chicago chapter Academy Television Arts and Sciences, 1955-1963. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Married Marion E. Benken, December 28, 1949 (divorced). Children– Heidi, Bruce, Wendy, Brian, Suzanne. Married Patricia P. Peden, May 28, 1976.