Bachelor, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1972. Master of Arts, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1975. Master of Library Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1984.
Juris Doctor, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1983.
Assistant director law library Oklahoma City University, 1986—1988. Public service law library University Mississippi, Oxford, 1988—1991, director law library, 1991—1994, assistant professor law, 1991—1994. Director law library University Kentucky, Lexington, 1994—2001, professor law, 1994—2001.
Professor Louisiana State University Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, 2001—2004, associate vice chancellor library and information technical, 2001—2004. Director library University Arkansas Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, 2004—2007, professor law, 2004—2007, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, since 2007, associate dean, library and information service, since 2007, professor law, since 2007. Site evaluator American Bar Association, Chicago, since 1999.
Advisory council Law Library. Microform Consortium, Honolulu, 2006—2009. Executive board member J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Los Angeles Chapter, since 2007.
Member Toastmasters International, Oxford, Mississippi, 1988—1994. Docent Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. and Museum, Simi Valley, California, since 2008. Member of American Association Law Libraries (Southeastern chapter) (president 2001-2002, vice president 2000-2001), Ohio Regional Association Law Libraries, Mid-American Association Law Libraries, Society Academy Law Library.
Directors, Southern California Association Law Libraries, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Laurine Hoyt, January 9, 1979.