Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Texas, Austin, 1969. Mark Scheme, university Texas, 1972. The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1977.
Process engineer Enjay Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas. Engineer Radian Corporation, Austin. Assistant professor West Virginia University, Morgantown.
Associate professor Texas Technology University, Lubbock. Process control consultant Dow Chemical Company, Exxon Chemical Company, Phillips Petroleum Company, Celanese Chemical Company, Amoco, Honeywell, 1988-1995.
With United States Army Reserve, 1969-1975. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Instrument Society of America (Best Tutorial award 1996), American Chemical Society.
Married Brenda Hurst, June 16, 1984. Children: James Michael, Matthew Travis.