Bachelor, University Washington, 1965. Master of Fine Arts, Mills College, 1967.
Instructor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1967-1968. Professor Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute, 1968-1986, Montana State University, Bozeman, since 1986. Visiting lecturer Jacob Kramer College, Leeds, England, 1972-1973.
Member national faculty Union of Indiana Colleges of Art, Kansas City, 1979-1980. Director admissions Kansas City Art Institute, 1981-1983.
Member folk art advisory board Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, since 1998. Trustee Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, 1993-1995. Member College Art Association, Folk Art Society of America (member national advisory board 1990-1997), Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Diane Power, December 20, 1965. 1 child, Jason Alexander.