I'm a former broadcast journalist and retired associate professor of broadcasting, mass media, broadcasting and broadcast journalism. I got my PhD in Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master of Arts in Communication from Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton Illinois. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts, Religion from North American Baptist College (now known as Taylor University College) in Edmonton Alberta.
I began working as a news stringer for CJOC radio in Lethbridge Alberta and subsequently worked as a journalist for several radio and television stations in Western Canada. In 1986 I began a new career as a college professor in Nebraska, later moving to a variety of colleges in the Midwest, South and Eastern USA.
Following my retirement from academe, I moved to VT where I live with my wife, writing near Lake Champlain. We have two sons and a granddaughter.