Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1972. Master of Arts, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1979. Certified in Professional Teaching, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1987.
Bachelor of Science, University Houston, 1981. Master of Education, University Houston, 1983. Associate of Applied Science, Houston Community College Systems, 1982.
Department manager J.C. Penney Company, Bryan, 1973-1974. Shopper advertising manager Harte-Hanks Newspapers/Daily Eagle, 1975-1976. Business manager, controller S.M. Entertainment Hardee Enterprises, College Station, Texas, 1976-1978.
Operations manager Western Food Services, Inc., Pasadena, 1978-1980. Internal auditor Hermann Hospital, Houston, 1980-1982. High school teacher Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, 1983-1984.
Alternative school teacher Alief Independent School District, 1984-1988. Governor professor Houston Community College System, 1980—2010, chairman government department co-op program, 1992—2008. Lead instructor Houston Community College Systems, 1993—2002.
Supervisor student teacher University Houston, 1989-1990. Associate chair government econ crii division, 2003—2008. Adjunct instructor North Harris County College, Houston, 1983-1996.
Finance consultant Pro-Trac Economic Planning Advisory Board, Denver, 1985-1986. Presidential Scholars lecturer Minority Students Honors Program, Houston, 1986-1989. Coordinator legislation practicum Harris County Congressional Internship Program, since 1988.
Exchange teacher, The Netherlands, 1992.
Member advisory committee Hermann Affiliated Federal Credit Union, Houston, 1980-1982. Member finance council Harris County Democratic Committee, 1991-1993. Member dean's council University Houston, 1992-1996.
Trustee, treasurer Wilmington-Barnard Foundation, since 1992. Fellow American Board Master Educators. Member Texas Junior College Teachers Association, Texas Council Social Studies, Institute Management Accountants,, American Finance Association, Fulbright Association, Houston Community College Systems Faculty Association (treasurer 1997-2000, vice president 2000-2001, president-elect 2001-2002, president 2002-2003, Outstanding Teacher award 1991, Teacher of Year 1997), Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Delta Pi.