Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1982. Master of Science in engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wales Swansea, 2002.
Submarine missile technician United States Navy, New London, Connecticut, 1967—1978. Professor Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, since 1985.
Married Colleen Hendrix, March 26, 1977. Children: Kathryn Leigh, Kristin Lara.