Bachelor, San Jose State University, 1955; Master of Arts, San Jose State University, 1957; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1964.
Instructor theater, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1960-1961; assistant professor broadcasting, Texas Tech U., Lubbock, 1964-1965; assistant professor speech, U. Oregon, Eugene, 1965-1970; associate professor, U. Oregon, Eugene, 1970-1979; professor telecommunications and film, U. Oregon, Eugene, 1979-1992; department chairman speech, U. Oregon, Eugene, 1978-1984, 88-90; professor journalism and committee, U. Oregon, Eugene, since 1993.
Member Oregon Public Broadcasting Policy Advisory Board, 1980-1988. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1968, PTO. Member National Communication Association, American Association of University Professors, We. States Communication Association Clubs: Oregon Track.
McKenzie Flyfishers (Eugene).
Married Mary Lona West, July 9, 1960. Children: Ellen, Matthew.