Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1955. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1957. DEngring., University California-Davis, 1974.
Staff engineer Boeing Company, Seattle, 1957—1959. Design engineer Aerojet-General, San Ramon, California, 1959—1961, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, 1961—1967, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, 1967—1971, project engineer, 1972—1982. Associate professor Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, since 1982.
Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Society Professional Engineers.
Married Verna Eloise Bounds, December 23, 1961. Children: Valerie Sue, Verne Gregory.