Bachelor of Science in Education, Eastern Illinois State College, 1950. Doctor of Theology (honorary), Lakeland College Seminary, Florida, 1956. Master of Education, Loyola University, 1962.
C.A.S., University Chicago, 1964. Doctor of Education, Loyola University, 1976. Doctor of Human Resource Development (honorary), Kozminski Academy, 1941.
Doctor of Pedegogy (honorary), Hyde Park Academy, 1945.
Professional entertainer Stage,Radio, and Television, 1943—1945. Recreation director Chicago Park District, 1950—1961. Teacher Chicago Board Education, 1958-1963.
Assistant to superintendent Homewood (Illinois) Elementary School District, 1963-1964. Principal Warren Palm Elementary School, Hazelcrest, Illinois, 1964-1966. Superintendent, principal Brookfield (Illinois)-LaGrange Park School District, 1966-1968.
Principal Horace Mann Elementary school, Oak Park, Illinois, 1968-1969. Associate principal Palatine (Illinois)/Fremd High school, 1969-1986. President, owner Thiel Enterprises Ltd., Hoffman Estates, Illinois, since 1986.
Assistant professor Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, 1989-1990, National-Louis University, since 1992. Assistant professor Eastern Illinois University, 1994-1995. Program chair Harper College, Palatine, 1989, member focus committee, 1989-1990.
Visiting professor Silver Lake College, 2000-2006, Marian College, 2000-2006, institute transformation learning Marquette University, 2000-2006. With Life Disabled Veterinary United States Navy, 1945-1946.
Member advisory council Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, since 2006. Member council Out Saviors Lutheran Church, member long range planning committee and children's ministry, chairperson OSLC Trust Fund Committee, member OSLC Personnel Committee. Member American Society for Training and Development, American Association of University Professors, American Management Association, Midwest Education Research Association, Guild Variety Artists (honorary), Northern Illinois Society Education Administrators, Oconomowoc Area Retired Educatos Association (past president), Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Kappa.
Son of Ignatius Bernard and Dora (Dixon ) T. Married Lillian Marie Reding, August 22, 1964. Children: William Scott, Jill Marie.