Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Southeastern Louisiana College, 1960. Master of Science in Zoology, Louisiana State University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, Southern Illinois University, 1971.
Assistant chemist, Dow Chemical Company, Plaquemine, Louisiana, 1960-1963;
laboratory technician, Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory, Baton Rouge, 1963-1967;
professor biology, Centenary College Louisiana, Shreveport, since 1971;
Water's professor biology, Centenary College Louisiana, Shreveport, 1984. Environmental consultant Webester Parish Government, Minden, Louisiana, 1972-1973. Advisory biologist Louisiana Trails Commission, Shreveport, 1980-1986.
Advisory scientist Science-Port, Shreveport, 1989-1993.
Board directors Grindstone Bluff Museum, Shreveport, 1976-1982. Member Southwestern Association Naturalists, Louisiana Academy of Sciences (permanent secretary 1978-1991, Service award 1993), Society Vertebrate Paleontology, Sigma Xi (chapter president 1979).
Married Patricia Kay Carpenter, August 29, 1959. Children: Pamela, Tara, Joseph.