Bachelor of Science in Physics, Kentucky State University, 1977. Master of Science in Solid State Physics, John Carroll University, 1979.
Advanced through grades to colonel United States Air Force, commissioned Second lieutenant, 1977. With Atomic Energy Detection Systems 1155th Technology Operations Squadron, McClellan Air Force Base, California, 1979—1982. Flight test engineer United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, 1983—1984, F-16 Combined Test Force, Edwards Air Force Base, 1984—1987.
Flight test manager Detachment 3 Air Force Flight Test Center, 1987—1990. Mission specialist STS-108 Endeavour, International Space Station, 2001—2002. Now manager, Life Support and Habitation program, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, astronaut Houston, 1990—2003, director, Advanced Capabilities Division, 2005—2008.
Vice president, Human Space Flight Operation Orbital Sciences Corporation, since 2008.
Member of Kent State University Alumni Association, American Legion.
Married Pamela J. Glady. 2 children.