AB with distinction (Gamble scholar), Stanford University, 1942. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1947. Master of Arts (Austin fellow, Rockefeller fellow Slavic studies 1947-1950), Harvard University, 1949.
Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1951.
Instructor history Stanford University, 1951, visiting assistant professor, 1954-1955. Faculty University Colorado, 1951-1965, professor history, 1960-1965, chairman department, 1960-1963. Acting dean University Colorado (Graduate School), 1962-1964.
Director Center for Slavic and East European Studies University Colorado, 1964-1965. Professor, head department history Kansas State University, 1965-1969. Professor University Arizona, Tucson, 1969-1987, professor emeritus, from 1987, head department history, 1969-1978.
Research associate Hoover Institution War, Revolution and Peace, 1956-1959. Senior associate member St. Anthony's College, Oxford, 1973. Visiting scholar Churchill College, Cambridge, England, 1976.
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Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American History Association, American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, Conference Slavic and East European Studies, Western Slavic Association, Rocky Mountain Social Science Association, Authors Guild, Inc.
Married Rosemary Meininger, June 1, 1946 (divorced 1970). Children: Kathleen Hale Heberlein, Ann Elizabeth, Judith Lee.