Bachelor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1974. Master of Philosophy, University Colorado, Boulder, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Colorado, Boulder, 1994.
Juris Doctor, University Colorado School Law, Boulder, 1986.
Attorney Law Office Nicholas Goluba, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 1987—1994. College instructor University Colorado, 1995—1997. Professor Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, since 1997.
Member of American Bar Association, American Philosophical Association, Colorado Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Janet Lutz Peard, June 22, 1974. Children: Geoffrey Walter, Anna Elizabeth.