Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1957; Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1971.
Teacher, Hiram (Ohio) College, 1963-1966; professor, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1971-1983; professor, U. Mississippi, Oxford, 1983-1991; department chairman mathematics, U. Mississippi, 1983-1989; professor, department head, Western Kentucky U., Bowling Green, since 1991.
With United States Army, 1958-1960. Member American Association of University Professors, American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association American (chairman Louisiana-Mississippi section 1983-1985).
Married Mary Ann Gatchell, August 10, 1963. 1 child, Matthew James.