Bachelor in Economics, Southern Methodist University. Master of Arts in Economics and Finance, Memphis State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Finance, University Arkansas, 1972.
Instructor economics University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1970—1971. Professor finance University Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1971—1993, Mississippi College, Clinton, since 1993. Trustee Public Employees Retirement Systems, Mississippi, 1984—1992.
With Mississippi Bankers Association, Jackson, 1980, Ford Motor Company, New Orleans, 1983. Executive committee member National Council Teacher Retirement, Austin, Texas, 1988—1992. Editor Wall St. Review of Books Journal, 1982.
Captain United States Air Force, 1964-1968.
Republican Private Sector Action Council, Mississippi, 1984—1985. Member Capital Budgeting Task Force State of Mississippi, 1989—1990. Member advisory committee executive education series Institute for Fiduciary Education, Sacramento, 1989—1992.
Fellow: Finance Analysts Federation. Member: Beta Gamma Sigma, Mississippi Finance Analysts, Association Investment Management and Research, American Economics Association, Omicron Delta Epsilon.
Married Beverly Cattell Dennis, October 2, 1964. Children: Seeley Asbury, Andrew Whitfield.