Student, West Georgia College, 1938-1940; Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, 1942; Master of Arts, University Florida, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1970.
Editor Georgia Experiment Station, 1951-1952. Television specialist Florida Agricultural Extension Service, 1952-1962. Assistant dean radio and television Florida Institute Continuing University Studies, Gainesville, 1962-1965.
Director learning resources Northern Michigan University, general manager WNMR, WNPB, Marquette, 1965-1974. Director instructional services, general manager WUSF-television-FM, WSFP-television-FM, University South Florida, Tampa, 1974-1986. Free-lance writer, photographer, since 1985.
Board directors Florida Public Broadcasting Service, Inc., Tallahassee, 1977-1986, vice-chairman, 1979-1982, chairman, 1982-1985.
When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.
Cub pack leader, troop committee member Boy Scouts American, 1958-1964. Served with United States Air Force, 1943-1945. Member National Association Educational television, Association Educational Communications and Technology, National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Southern Educational Communications Association (director 1974-1986), Tampa Educational Cable Consortium, Florida Public Broadcasting Service, Carroll County Gem and Mineral Society (secretary), Carroll County Genealogical Society, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Mary Sue Sims, June 27, 1944. Children: Patricia Alice DeWitt, John William.