Bachelor of Science, Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, 1959. Master of Arts, Marquette University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1966.
Graduate assistant, Marquette U., 1959-1961; graduate assistant, Michigan State University, 1961-1963; instructor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1963-1966; assistant professor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1966-1967; associate professor, Wisconsin State University, Whitewater, 1967-1968; professor, Wisconsin State University, Whitewater, since 1968; chairman, Wisconsin State University, Whitewater, 1968-1988.
Member International Communication Association, International Listening Association, International Association Intercultural Communications Studies, Central States, Wisconsin speech associations, Speech Communication Association, World Communication Association, Founders and Patriots American, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Delta., Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Arlene Louise Bjorngaard, May 9, 1964. Children: Marc Alan, Eric Jon.