Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1964. Master of Science in Education, Indiana University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1973.
Graduate assistant Indiana University, 1964-1967. Teacher Oak Hills Public Schools, Cincinnati, 1967-1970. Associate instructor Indiana University, Bloomington, 1970-1972.
Associate dean of women University Kansas, Lawrence, 1972-1975, professor, since 1975. Visiting lecturer University Cincinnati, 1967-1968. Visiting professor Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 1990, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 1990.
Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Council Elementary Science International (president 1988-1989), National Science Teachers Association, Kansas Association Teachers Science (president 1984-1985), National Association Research in Science Teaching, School of Science and Mathematics Association, Phi Delta Kappa (chapter president 1973-1974).
Married Caryl K. Smith, September 4, 1965. 1 child, Russell Scott.