Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1956. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with honors, Southern Methodist University, 1964. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1969.
Second in command Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1956; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1974; assigned to, Vietnam, 1969-1970; chief reliability and value engineering, Ogden (Utah) Air Logistics Center, 1971-1975; chief logistics systems management director, Ogden (Utah) Air Logistics Center, 1975-1976; professor aerospace studies, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, 1976-1979; deputy director, Electro Magnetic Compatibility Center, Annapolis, Maryland., 1979-1981; retired,, 1981; professor engineering, chairman engineering and technical division, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland., 1981-1993; director advanced technical, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland., since 1993. Consultant New Jersey Board Education, Princeton, 1987-1988, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1990-1992. Member Maryland. Task Force on Engineering Education, Annapolis, 1990-1991.
District chairman Boy Scouts American, Baltimore, 1980-1983. Advisor Junior Engineering Technology Society, Arnold, since 1985. Board directors, vice president Anne Arundel County Trust for History Preservation, Annapolis, since 1986.
President Anne Arundel County Hist.Soc., since 1987. Elder Presbyterian Church. Member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (president 1979), American Association for Engineering Education, Maryland.
Association for Higher Education (president 1988-1989, editor Journal 1987-1990, Outstanding Svc. award 1990), Maryland. Council on Engineering and Technologies (founder, board directors since 1989), Society Old Crows, Rotary (board directors Annapolis 1984-1986), Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Alpha Pi.
Married Elaine Virginia (Lineback), August 20, 1955. Children: Laura, Amy, David.