Bachelor of Science, Wake Forest University, 1973. Master of Arts in Marine Biology, Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries, University Washington, 1983.
With University Maryland, Cambridge, 1976-1978. Chairman board Perdue Transportation, Inc., Salisbury, Maryland, since 1983, Perdue Farms Inc., since 1983, Chief Executive Officer, since 1991. Director National Chicken Council.