For more than 40 years I have created many websites, written books, and designed programs that have caring as a common theme. My work reveals what I believe to be the most important insights about caring based on my experience and what the research shows. This website provides me with an opportunity to share what I have learned with you.
Before joining KSU I taught at Texas Tech Univerity and was Director of their Child Development Center. I taught four year olds at the Purdue University Child Development Laboratory as well as at Texas Tech. I began my professional career as a Play Therapist at Barney Children's Medical Center in Dayton Ohio.
I am now a retired Professor Emeritus in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University where I was a state specialist for 35 years focusing on parents and children. I was essentially a blue-collar academic with a focus on creating and introducing educational programs for children, parents, and teachers. I loved traveling throughout Kansas to conduct these programs. I also enjoyed presenting workshops and conducting conference keynotes throughout the country.
A university photo
chuck and granddaughter
Wonderful to be a papa.
Enjoying each other's company at the art table
My preschool son's drawing of me
I love his addition of my beard. The smile is nice
My son's view
I am glad my son thinks of me as a wizard. Notice the "ping!" on the wand. This was well before Harry Potter.
Younger granddaughter art
Sunny day. Fewer hairs on top of my head this time.
Older granddaughter art
BFF means "best friend forever." Notice the few hairs on top of my head. She was being generous.