Bachelor of Science, John Carroll University, 1964. Master of Science, John Carroll University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Montana, 1971.
Postdoctoral, University British Columbia, Canada, 1982.
Instructor, Laredo (Texas) Junior College, 1971-1973;
assistant professor biology, Boise (Idaho) State University, 1973-1976;
associate professor, Boise (Idaho) State University, 1976-1983;
professor microbiology, Boise (Idaho) State University, since 1983. Visiting assistant professor Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1975, Adjunct Professor nursing,1987-. Visiting professor U. B.C., Vancouver, Canada, 1981-1982.
Education director IdahoAIDS Foundation, Boise, 1985-1990.
Member American Society Microbiology, Idaho Academy of Sciences (president 1988), Sigma Xi (secretary, treasurer since 1975), Phi Kappa Phi (vice president 1985-1986).
Children: Joseph W., Michele L. Married Ginny Gannon, March 20, 1987.