Bachelor, State College Iowa (now Northern Iowa University), 1932. Master of Public Health, University Wisconsin, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1952.
Teacher secondary schools, Griswold and Spencer, Iowa., 1939-1940;
assistant professor, U. North Dakota, 1940-1944;
assistant professor, Albion College, 1940-1944;
staff, Manhattan Project, 1944-1945;
member extension faculty, U. Tennessee, 1945;
assistant professor, U. Colorado, 1945-1953;
associate professor, U. Colorado, 1953-1958;
professor, U. Colorado, 1958-1979;
professor emeritus, U. Colorado, 1979-1996;
academic dean, U. Colorado (Semester at Sea Program), 1979;
department chairman speech communication, U. Colorado (Semester at Sea Program), 1960-1968, 83-84. Visiting professor Western State College, 1957, U. Hawaii, 1959, 63, Syracuse University, 1961. Visiting lecturer U. New South Wales, Australia, spring 1970, summer 1975, Autonomous University of Giadalajara, 1961-1975.
Senior visiting fellow Caulfield Institute Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 1980-1981, 86, Western Australia Institute Technology, Perth, 1956-1971, United States Chamber of Commerce, 1959-1976, Colorado Division Wildlife, B.C. Teachers Federation, 1968-1977, Colorado Tax Commission, 1965-1975. Vice president National Center Communication Arts and Sciences, 1965-1978, program director, 1966-1975. President Fest Farms, Inc., 1947-1979, 89-96.
Consultant Conservation Family of Illinois, 1991.
Board governors National Installment Bankers Institute, 1972-1979. Member advisory committee Alexander Hamilton Bicentennial Commission, 1956-1958. Chairman board trustees Intercultural School Rockies, 1968-1971.
Member international founding committee Center for Audio Visual Instruction via Satellite, 1968-1979. President University Colorado Retired Faculty Association, 1990. Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters (honorary), Societé Internationale pour le Dévelopment Des Organisations (honorary).
Member National University Extension Association, National Collegiate Players, American Forensic Association, Adult Education Association, Speech Communication Association (emeritus, committee on retired 1992-1996, chair 1982, legislation council 1955-1957, executive council 1957-1960, chairman committee on curricula and certification 1963-1966, legislation 1963-1965, 67-69), Canadian Speech Association, Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Sciences, American Education Theatre Association, American Association of University Professors (president chapter 1960-1962), Colorado (president state conference 1962-1964), Western (vice president), Central, Southern Speech Associations, Colorado Speech and Drama Association (Distinguished Contribution award 1981), Industrial Communication Council, Industrial Relations Research, Association, National Society Training and Development, International Communication Association (national council 1955-1962, national president 1960-1961), International Society General Semantics (program at annual convention 1995), Izaak Walton League, Delta Sigma Rho (editor Gavel 1949-1953, national president 1953-1957, Distinguished Alumni award 1972), Lambda DeltaLambda, Kappa Delta Pi, Theta Alpha Phi.
Married C. Lucille Etzler, June 5, 1934. Children: Stephen, Bruce.