Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Manchester College, N. Manchester, Indiana, 1936; Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1938; Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1947.
Instructor, Westmar College, LeMars, Iowa., 1936-1939; tutor, Brooklyn College, 1939-1942; member of faculty, University of Wisconsin, since 1947; professor communication public address, University of Wisconsin, 1960-1983; professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin, since 1983. Consultant in communications and persuasion to business, professional and religious groups, since 1947.
Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Speech Association American (Executive Committee 1966-1968), Central States Speech Association (president 1965-1966), Wisconsin Speech Association (president 1949-1950), Delta Sigma Rho, Tau Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Neva Gloyd, June 20, 1940.