Durham, Robert L. was born on January 5, 1944 in New York City. Son of Robert C. Durham and Virginia A. Staples.
Bachelor, University Colorado, Boulder, 1969. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1973.
Professor University Colorado, Colorado Springs, since 1973, chair, department psychology, 1978—1981, 1999—2007, president, faculty assembly, 2005—2006. Chair board directors Dyslexia Center, Colorado Springs, 2006—2008. Sergeant United States Army, 1963-1966.
Contributor chapters to books, articles to numerous professional journals.