Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1957. AM (Woodrow Wilson fellow, Harvard scholar), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969.
International finance economist, board governors Federal Reserve System, Washington, 1963—1970. From associate professor to professor economics Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1970—1975. From associate professor to professor international finance Texas Tech University, 1970—2001.
Professor emeritus Texas Technology University, since 2001. From chairman finance, administrator graduate programs, executive associate dean to dean Texas Tech University Rawls College Business Administration, 1971—1997. Dean emeritus Texas Tech University J. Rawls College Business Administration, since 1997.
Senior economic adviser Office Foreign Direct Investments, United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1973-1974. Consultant United States Department Treasury, 1974-1975. Member faculty Graduate School Credit and Finance Management, Lake Success, New York, 1974-1987.
Adjunct scholar American Enterprise Institute Public Policy Research, Washington, 1974-1988. Treasurer Mission Journal, Inc., 1969-1988.
Trustee St. Mary Plains Hospital, Lubbock, Texas, 1987-1992, chairman, 1992. Vice president Texas Council Collegiate Education Business, 1977-1978, president, 1978-1979. Member academy advisory board United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, 1996-1903.
Member Council on Podiat. Medical Education, Washington, since 1998. Board visitors Abilene Christian University, 1998-2007.
Elder Broadway Church of Christ, Lubbock, 2001-2004. Elder Overland Park Church of Christ, Kansas, since 2007. Captain Security Agency Army of the United States, 1961-1962.
Fellow Phi Beta Kappa. Member Southwestern Business Administration Association (president 1982-1983), National Association for Business Economics, Southern Business Administration Association (vice president 1985-1986, president 1986-1987), Lubbock Economic Council (president 1973), American Assembly Collegiate Schools Business (standards committee 1981-1984, board directors 1993-1996), Lubbock Club (board of directors 1983-1987, president 1986-1987), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Tau Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Linda Marlene Wheeler, December 28, 1963. Children: Anna Elizabeth, Susan Kathleen, John Carl, David Leslie.