Degree, University Bari, Italy, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science, Dipartimento di Produzione Animale, Bari, 1993.
Researcher Agriculture faculty, Foggia, Italy, 1993—2001, associate professor Italy, since 2001, director department production science, engineering and economics in agricultural systems, director Master for Innovation in Acquaculture.
Member of Italian Science Association Animal Production, International Society Applied Ethology, International Goat Association, American Dairy Science Association.
Married Antida Carelli, February 26, 1990. Children: Francesca, Giovanna.