Master Forestry Sciences, Yale University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1986.
Research group leader microbial genetics division, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Johnston, Iowa., 1986-1990; research manager, Microbial Environmental Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Des Moines, 1990-1993; director Research and Development, Microbial Environmental Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Des Moines, since 1993.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, American Phytopath. Society (seed pathology committee 1986-1988), Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute, Sigma Xi.
Married Eileen Marie Robb, August 15, 1981. 1 child, Douglas Robb.