Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, 1959. Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, 1962. Bachelor of Laws, LaSalle Extension University, 1971.
Master of Arts in English Literature, University South Carolina, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy in English and American Literature, 2004.
Research associate Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, 1959—1962. Process engineer Savannah River Plant, Aiken, South Carolina, 1962—1965. Research associate reactor physics group, nuclear engineering division Savannah River Laboratory, 1965—1987.
With New Reactor Development Group, 1987—1992. Advisory engineer Planning, Studies and Analysis, 1992—1995. Retired, 1995; consultant transuranic waste disposal and incineration, radioisotope production, separation and shielding.
Instructor department mathematics and engineering University South Carolina, Aiken, 1979—1980, 1990—1994, instructor department English, 2004—2009. Member United States/United Kingdom Transuranic Waste Technology Exchange, 1976—1978. Advisory editor The Poetess Archive, 2005—2006.
Board directors Central Savannah River Area Science and Engineering Fair, Inc., Augusta, Georgia, 1972—1991. Sergeant United States Air Force, 1953-1957.
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Served to sergeant United States Air Force, 1953-1957. Member American Academy Environmental Engineers, National Society Professional Engineers (local chairman 1978-1979), American Nuclear Society (local chairman 1979-1980), American Physical Society, Sigma Xi.
Married Linda P. Smith, November 23, 1963. Children: David, Holly, John.