Having completed a B.S. degree in Humanities Studies and Music Composition at Portland State College, I went on to earn a M.S. degree in Instructional Technology with a minor in cinema and art history at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
I moved to Eugene in 1967 and joined the University of Oregon faculty. I initially taught newer media and film study courses in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and then moved to the College of Education where I taught educational media, instructional systems design, and courses in multimedia production with an emphasis on audio design. I eventually chaired the Instructional Systems Technology Graduate program.
My last three years at the University focused on research and teaching related to Media Literacy and implementing media study programs in elementary and secondary education.
Having retired in 1998, I continue a busy life. As an acoustic-ecologist I am focused on the study of the soundscape environment with a special interest in education about the field. I am a former secretary for the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) and until recently I edited and published the WFAE News Quarterly. I continue to serve on the WFAE Editorial Committee for Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology and I remain the organization's web site and Soundscape Explorations coordinator
Until recently I was a member of the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA) Board of Directors in Eugene, Oregon. I also participated in the coordination of DIVA's OpenLens Fesival and Teen Video Challenge competition planning committees.
Today, I write for various publications on contemporary classical music, acoustic-ecology, and media literacy. I'm an advocate for emerging composers of contemporary classical music and support those organizations performing music of our time.