Bachelor, Wheaton College, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1972.
Assistant professor Case Western Reserve University, 1970-1979. Executive director Consumer Federation American, Washington, since 1980. Visiting professor Cornell University, 1989, University Utah, since 2009.
Adjunct professor University Maryland, 1990-1992.
Board of directors Consumer Federation American, 1976-1979, Cleveland Consumer Action, 1976-1980, Citizens for Tax Justice, since 1980, Citizens for a More Responsive Philanthropy, 1980-1995, National Coalition for Consumer Education, since 1981, Joint Council Economics Education, 1981-1988, Public Voice for Food and Health Policy, since 1983, Institute Civil Justice, 1984-1990, 93-, National Center Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, 1984-1990, Tele-Consumer Hotline, 1984-1998, Advocates for Highway and Automobile Safety, since 1989, Federal Reserve Bank Richmond, 1990-1996, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, since 1993, Alliance to Save Energy, since 1994, Center for Study of Superior vena cava syndrome, since 1995. Member American Council Consumer Interests.
Married Susan Cheney Williams, May 9, 1971.