Bachelor in Economics, National University Iran, Tehran, 1975. Master of Arts in Economics, Michigan State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Michigan State University, 1982.
Graduate instructor Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1978-1982, visiting assistant professor, 1982-1983, University Nevada, Reno, 1983-1984. Assistant professor Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, 1984-1990, associate professor economics, since 1990, member computer activities steering committee, since 1989.
Speaker Mecosta County Council for Humanities, Big Rapids, 1986, Rotary Club Big Rapids, 1987. Coach Youth Soccer League, Big Rapids, 1987-1989. Member American Economic Association, Middle East Economic Association.
Married Shohreh Shaluipour, August 13, 1987.