Bachelor of Science in Economics, Kansas State University, 1975; Master of Arts in Economics, Kansas State University, 1978; Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Kansas State University, 1989.
Graduate teaching assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1976-1978; landlord, Manhattan, 1975-1979; graduate teaching assistant, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1984-1987; assistant professor, Francis Marion College, Florence, South Carolina., 1988-1989; assistant professor economics, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, since 1989.
Republican United Way, Jonesboro, 1989. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1980-1983. Member American Economics Association, Southwestern Economics Association, Decision Science Institute, Omicron Delta Epsilon.
Married Mary Kasten, June 13, 1987.