Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 1961. Master of Business Administration in Quantitative Methods, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 1964. Master of Science in Information Science, University Dayton, Ohio, 1967.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1971.
Computer programmer NCR, Dayton, Ohio, 1962—1968. Senior system scientist Spindletop Research, Lexington, Kentucky, 1968—1973. Professor University Louisville, 1973—1978.
Senior research scientist Battelle Institute, Houston, 1978—1981. Professor University Houston, Clear Lake City, 1981—1984, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical, College Station, 1984—1987, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Visiting researcher Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 1993—1994.
Sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1957-1963.
Married Nancy Lynn Wilson, July 18, 1981. Children: Joseph, James, Jennifer, Mark, Julie Davis.