Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, 1974. Master of Science, Auburn University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arkansas, 1983.
Group leader, Gulf Oil Corporation, Merriam, Kansas, 1976-1979; research associate, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1979-1983; assistant professor, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1983-1984; senior microbiologist, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Clinton, Iowa., 1984-1986; section manager, Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, since 1986. Adjunct Professor U. Alabama, Birmingham, since 1988.
Member American Society for Microbiology, Society for Industrial Microbiology, Rotary International, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta.
Married Sherry Diane Shock, December 17, 1983.