Bachelor of Music, Auburn University, 1983. Master of Music, University Alabama, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Louisiana State University, 1993.
Assistant professor Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, 1992—1998, associate professor, 1998—2004, professor, since 2004. Saxophone and leader Southside Jazz Quartet, Virginia, since 1996.
Member of American Musicol. Society, Society for American Music, Virginia History Society.
Married Lisa Ann Baker, June 9, 1990. Children: Sarah, Christian, Rachel.