Bachelor, Claflin College, 1959—1963. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1983.
Art instructor Claflin College, 1959—1963. Photographer Collegiate Photography, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1960—1963. Associate professor art Fayetteville State University, North Carolina, since 1963.
Artist-in-residence Fayetteville, since 1958. Free lance photographer, since 1963. Served with United States Air Force, 1954-1957.
President Neighborhood Watch Association, Fayetteville, 1982—1984. Secretary Mayor's Neighborhood Watch Council, 1983—1984. Member of Arts Council Fayetteville, Fayetteville Art Guild, North Carolina.Cultural Arts Coalition, National Conference Artists, National Art Education Association, Fayetteville Area Tennis Association (vice president, board directors 1987-1988), Wizard Racquet Club (president 1982-1986), Phi Beta Sigma 1957-1958, Pi Lambda Theta, Alpha Kappa Mu.
Married Fannie Williams, August 13, 1961. Children: Harvette, Harvey Junior, Harvil.