Anthropologist; college professor. Born– April 1, 1935, Shreveport, Louisiana. Parents–Ottis W. and Fern Clark Ainsworth. Married– Winnie Tew, January 20, 1964.   Children– Three. Education– Northwestern State University, A.B., 1959, M.A., 1964; University of Alabama, Ed.D., 1975; University of Washington, Ph.D., 1982. Served as Latter Day Saints missionary to Brazil, 1959 to 1962; grade school teacher in New Orleans, 1964; chaplain in the U.S. Army, 1964-1965; instructor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1965-1968;  University of Montevallo, 1968-1978; University of Washington, 1978-1980, and the University of Idaho after 1980. Member of the American Anthropological Society and the Mormon Historical Association.


Contemporary Authors online; International Authors and Writers Who’s Who, 8th ed.; files at the library at the University of Montevallo.


Barriers and Stimulants to Change Among the Ute Indians.  University of Montevallo, 1974.

Ute Indian Culture; From Tradition to the Reservation.  University of Montevallo, 1974.


Selected Readings for Introductory Anthropology. New York; MSS Information Corp., 1974.

Selected Readings for Marriage and the Family. New York; MSS Information Corp., 1973.

Perspectives for Introductory Sociology. Montevallo, Ala.; Author, 1975.