Bachelor, Case Western Reserve U., 1973; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1979.
Instructor, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1979-1980; assistant professor, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1980-1984; associate professor, U. New Orleans, 1984-1987; associate professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1987-1991; associate professor, U. Houston, 1991-1992; associate professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, since 1992.
Member American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, Legislation Studies Association, Center for Study of Presidency.
Married Laura Lee Dobson, May 29, 1992.