Bachelor, Auburn (Alabama) University, 1961. Master of Arts, Ohio University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1964.
Assistant professor, U. Georgia, Athens, 1964-1966; assistant professor, Auburn U., 1966-1969; chairman arts and science, Auburn U., Montgomery, Alabama, 1969-1972; associate graduate dean, Auburn U., Auburn, 1972-1986; head department communication, Auburn U., Auburn, 1986-1991; chair division public communication, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, since 1991. Consultant Union Camp Paper Company, Prattville, Alabama, Alabama State Mental Hospital, Tuscaloosa, United States Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Svc., Montgomery, others.
Married Janet Lynn Davis, July 18, 1980. Children: Roger, Keith, Scott.