Associate of Arts, Piney Woods Junior College, Mississippi, 1958. Bachelor in Equivalency, Columbia University, 1968. Master of Fine Arts in Film, Columbia University, New York City, 1971.
Doctor of Philosophy, Howard University, Washington, 1994.
Technical director Graduate Film Division, Columbia University, 1968—1972. Technical director, department cinema studies Hunter College, 1972—1973. Chairman Department Radio, television, and Film, School Communications, Howard University, 1973—1978, broadcast sequence coordinator, 1978—1983, graduate film program coordinator, 1983—1989.
Captain, search, rescue pilot Civil Air Patrol, Auxilliary United States Air Force, National Captial Wing, 1977—1982. Liaison officer Howard University, Addis Ababa, since 2009. Communication coordinator Permaculture and Parasitology Institute, Ethiopia, 1996—1998.
Adjunct professor african history and culture George Mason University, Graduate Adult Learning and Professional Development Program, Alexandria, Virginia, 1997—1998. North America Air Defense project leader Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2004—2007, director, 2004—2008, dean, faculty journalism, communications, 2007, consultant, international communications, since 2009, senior consultant, media studies, office president. Assistant film production manager Bank St. College Education Communications Laboratory, New York City, 1966—1968.
Media expert Jimmy Carter Institute, Addis Ababa, 1994. President Mignon Lorraine Inniss Ford Foundation, Washington, 1998—2010. Executive director Arnold J. Ford Center African Diasporas, Addis Ababa, 2008—2010.
Captain Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force, 1977-1982, Washington.
Member international executive committee Institute du Peuple Noirs, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 1998—2000. Steering committee member Envisioning Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, since 2005. Active member, society motion pictures an dtelevision engineers.
SMPTE, New York City, 1980. Founding member Federation of Pan-African Cineasts, Ouoagadougou, 1987—1989.
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