Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1946. Master of Science in aeronautical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948.
Instructor Mechanical Engineering Oklahoma State University, 1946-1947. Associate professor Mechanical Engineering North Dakota State University, 1948-1953. Engineer, section head Cessna Aircraft Company, 1953-1956.
Chief engineer, associate professor, head Engineering Research Department University Wichita, 1956-1960. Program manager, manager V/STOL aerodynamics, new product aerodynamics The Boeing Company, Wichita, 1960-1963. Chief Research and Development, chief technical staff, chief aerodynamics Learjet Industries Inc., 1963-1967.
Aerodynamics engineer, advisory product engineer Beech Aircraft Corporation, 1967-1970. Associate professor, associate chairman, professor, associate chairman, aeronautical engineering Tri-State University, 1970-1978. Engineering staff specialist Gates Learjet Corporation, 1978-1985.
Associate professor, head department mechanical engineering technical Oregon Institute of Technology, 1985-1987. Professor, associate chairman aerospace engineering Tri-State University, 1987-1993. Professor emeritus, 1993.
Consultant in field; member Advisory Performance Section, United Aircraft Ltd., Longeuil, Quebec, 1972, Aerodynamics Propulsion Unit, Gates Learjet Corporation, Wichita, American Society for Engineering Education/National Aeronautics and Space Administration summer faculty fellow Systems Design Project Group, Langley Research Center, 1975, veh. operations research Langley Research Center 1986, 1987. Adjunct professor Oklahoma State University, 1980.
Lieutenant Colonel United States Air Force Reserve, 1965. Association fellow American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate, secretary chairman, 1961, 76).
Married Velda Henrichs, November 27, 1943 (deceased 1992). Children: Robert K. III, Keith H., Elsie A., Vincent A., Meredith S., Bruce C.