Bachelor of Science, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1987. Master of Science in Engineering, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1995.
Instructor Tennessee State University, Nashville, 1989—1991, assistant professor, 1992—1997, chairman department, 1995—1997. Instructor Fisk University, 1991—1992. From assistant professor to dean Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 1997—2004, dean Hijjawi College Engineering, since 2004.
Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Association Industrial Technology (associate), United States Karate Federation (associate), Jordanian Alumni Society Graduate of United States of America Universities and Institutes (associate), Society Friends of Policemen in Jordan (life).
Married Suha A. Al-Smadi. Children: Sanaa A., Abeer A., Moh'd A., Sondos A.