Bachelor, Drake University, Des Moines, 1958. Master of Arts, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1968. Postgraduate, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984.
Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1987. Postgraduate, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1992.
Chairman humanities department, High School District 230, Orland Pk., Illinois, 1958-1968; chairman communications and humanities division, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1968-1978; Professor of English, School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, 1978-1986; general manager, Station KSOZ-FM, Point Lookout, 1986-1990; dean division of performing and professional arts, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, since 1989.
Commissioner Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, Missouri, since 1986. Chairman Branson Planning and Zoning Commission, 1983—2004. Project director Missouri Humanities Board.
Commissioner, examiner North Central Association Higher Education, 1978—1985. Commissioner Iowa Humanities Board, 1971—1978. Chair Taney County Planning and Zoning Commission, 1989—1998, since 2005.
President Branson Arts Council, 1997—2002. Co-chair Taney County Board Adjustment. Food and Drug Administration noro-virus grant coordinator Branson City Health Department, 2003—2004.
Elderhostel instructor Ozark Adventures, since 2001.
Married Neil Klinefelter.