Bachelor of Science in Biology, Mount St. Mary College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 1955. Postgraduate, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, 1957. Postgraduate, University Rome, 1963.
Doctor of Philosophy in Ocean Science, University Washington, 1969.
Professor, chairman biology, College Notre Dame, Belmont, California, 1970-1980;
director Marine Research Center, College Notre Dame, 1973-1980;
professor biology/microbiology, Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento, since 1980;
professor oceanography, National U. Sacramento, since 1983;
professor microbiology department microbiology and health science, St. Petersburg (Florida) Junior College, since 1995. Consultant Marine Resources Center, Sacramento, since 1980. Research associate National U.,1989-1990.
Member National Institutes of Health Science Review Group, since 1985.
Consultant San Francisco Bay Area Governments Viral Pollution in San Francisco Bay, since 1975. Member special public health committee San Francisco Bay Mussel Quarantine Policy, since 1975. Member New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Fisheries Society, American Society Microbiology, International Oceanographic Society.
Married Patricia Anne Doneen, July 3, 1964 (deceased 1977). 1 child, Christopher Robert.