Bachelor of Science in Education with distinction, Nebraska St. Colonel, Peru, 1959. Master of Arts in Communication, University Nebraska, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Communication, University Kansas, 1969.
Teacher Stanton (Iowa) High School, 1959-1960, Nebraska City High School, 1961-1963. Instructor, associate professor Peru State Colonel, 1964-1969. Professor Northwest Missouri St. University, Maryville, since 1970.
Member International Listening Association (executive board 1990-1992), International Society General Semantics, Speech Communications Association, Central States Communications Association, Optimist International (outstanding service award 1994, past president 1974-1975), American Legion, Order of Elks.
Married Mary Riley, September 1, 1958. Children: Kathryn, Dan.