Bachelor in Education, Ball State University, 1965. Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1976.
Media coordinator Westville Public Schools (Indiana), 1968-1970. Librarian Oak Park River Forest High School, Oak Park, Illinois, 1970-1974. Assistant professor School Library Science University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1976-1979, assistant dean School Library and Information Management, 1979-1981.
Dean School Library and Information Management Emporia State University (Kansas), 1981-1987. Director school library and information science University South Florida, since 1987.
Executive board American Center Films for Children, Los Angeles, since 1979. Deputy director 8th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, 1979. Co-chairman International Children's Film Festival, Emporia, 1983-1986.
Member Chamber of Commerce-Emporia State University High Technology Task Force, 1983. Member American Library Association (committee on accreditation standards revision subcommittee since 1989), Library. Research Roundtable (steering committee since 1990), Association for Library and Information Science (chairman educational conference committee since 1990), Media and Library Educators Association (president Southern section 1980-1981), Kansas Library Association (president 1986-1987), Beta Phi Mu (executive board international 1983-1987), Pi Lambda Theta Lodges: Lions (Emporia executive council 1982-1984).
Married Susan Katherine Shaw, November 11, 1966 (deceased July 1973). 1 son, Robert Shawn.