Ron is a retired Emeritus Professor of Art at University of Wisconson-Oshkosh. He received an M.S. in painting from Indiana University and studied under William Bailey and James McGarrell, Ron then went on to gain a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from Yale University. At Yale, Ron studied under Leland Bell and Lester Johnson. Ron also studied art in London, Paris, and Rome.