Bachelor in Music Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1965. Master of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1967. Educational Specialist, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1968.
Doctor of Education, New Mexico State University, 1974.
Assistant professor, operations manager KENW-television, Eastern New Mexico U., Portales, 1968-1970; instructor, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1971-1974; assistant professor, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1974-1981; associate professor, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1981-1986; associate professor media arts, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1986-1988; professor committee studies, chair department committee studies, Gardner-Webb U., Boiling Springs, North Carolina, since 1991.
Bass trombonist South Carolina Philharmonic, Columbia, 1986-1998, Western Piedmont Symphony, Hickory, North Carolina, since 1989. Member Association Educational Communications and Technology (accreditation task force North Carolina chapter 1986-1994, chair certified committee 1986-1988, president MDPD division 1985-1987, member committees 1976), Audio Engineering Society, Broadcast Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa.
Son of Delmas Leon Vaughan and Katheryn Rebecca (Knight) Starks Slade. M.Stephanie Ellen Milford Copeland, June 12, 1966 (divorced 1981). Children: Kevin Howard, Jennifer Leah V. Scott.
Married Susan Ginnette Adams, July 26, 1987.