Bachelor of Science, Tuskegee Institute, 1960. Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1964.
Professor of chemistry, Albany State College, Georgia, since 1964; chairman division arts and science, Albany State College, Georgia, 1970-1980; interim assistant to dean academic affairs, Albany State College, Georgia, 1979-1980; acting president, Albany State College, Georgia, 1980-1981; president, Albany State College, Georgia, since 1981. Consultant National Science Foundation, since 1966, National Institutes of Health, since 1966.
Board directors Chehaw council Boy Scouts American, Albany, 1980-1984. Board directors Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc., 1980-1984, United Way Dougherty County, since 1980. Member American Chemical Society, American Oil Chemists Society, American Institute Chemists, Georgia Academy of Sciences, Institute Food Techonlogists, Omega Psi Phi.
Married Helen Ruth Jennings, August 27, 1961. Children: James Edward, Marla Jeaninne.