Bachelor, Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, 1967. Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rochester, 1971.
Assistant professor, State University of New York, Oswego, 1970; assistant professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, 1971-1978; owner, Charles E. Cardwell & Company, Kingston, Tennessee, 1979-1985; editor, public, Astute Investor, Cash Rich Companies, Kingston, since 1982. Adjunct faculty Roane State Community College, Harriman, Tennessee, 1986-1989, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, since 1990.
Member American Philosophical Association, Oak Ridge Flyers (board directors 1990-1994), Experimental Aircraft Association (chapter 17 vice president, secretary, treasurer since 1986).
Married Catherine Abbie Norris, August 13, 1971. 1 child, Amy Evangeline.