Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, U. Oklahoma, 1959; Master of Science in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, 1963.
Assistant professor, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1963-1966; associate professor, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1966-1969; assistant professor, University Texas, Austin, 1969-1970; associate professor, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1971-1973; professor, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1973-1989. Co-director Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, head engineering mechanics, U. Alabama, since 1989.
Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academy Mechanics, American Society Engineering Education (American Telephone & Telegraph Company foundation award 1985).
Married Marion Neil, May 3, 1985.