Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1965. Master of Science in Ceramic Engineering, University Illinois, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Ceramic Engineering, Rutgers University, 1969.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Alfred University, 2001.
Process engineer Corning Inc., Buckhannon, West Virginia, 1965-1966. Staff research engineer Champion Spark Plug Company, Detroit, 1969-1970. Professor engineering Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1970-1980.
Dean, associate provost New York State College Ceramics, Alfred, 1980-1988. Provost, chief academy officer Alfred University, 1988-2000. President Predictive Edge, Inc., Punta Gorda, Florida, since 1999.
Vice president enrollment management Caldwell (New Jersey) College, 2002—2004. Research associate Atomic Energy Commission-E.I. duPont de Nemours, Aiken, South Carolina, 1971. Consultant Haight & Hofeldt Inc., Chicago, 1984-1988, Pillsbury, Minneapolis, 1977-1979, Center for Professional Advancement, New Brunswick, 1971-1979, Hammond Lead Products, Indiana, 1970-1980.
Board directors Victor Insulator Incorporated, New York York, UNIPEG, 1987-1988. Treasurer Alfred Technology Resources New York. Board directors Grads Foundation, New York City, 1988-2002.
Fellow American Ceramic Society (trustee 1980-1983, vice president 1988-1989). Member Ceramic Educational Council (president 1976-1977), Ceramic Association New York (treasurer 1980-1988, board directors), Ceramic Association New Jersey (board directors 1974-1980), Keramos (president 1982-1984, Greaves-Walker Roll of Honor 1991), Tau Beta Pi.
Married Carla M. Narrett, May 27, 2002. Children: Regina Winter Burrell, Christina W. Chiappetta, Walter R. Junior.