Bachelor, William Carey College, 1964. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1980.
Teacher English, Theodore High School, Mobile, Alabama, 1964-1965; graduate teaching assistant, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1965-1967; instructor English, Jefferson State Junior College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1967-1969; instructor, assistant professor to associate professor, Pfeiffer College, Misenheimer, North Carolina, 1969-1972; dean student affairs, Pfeiffer College, Misenheimer, North Carolina, 1972-1982; dean student affairs, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1982-1985; interim president, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1985-1987; president, Ferrum (Virginia) College, since 1987.
Board directors Science Museum of Virginia, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake Environmental Trust. Member Southern Association College Student Affairs (newsletter editor 1977-1979, treasurer 1980-1982), Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Sigma. Lodges: Rotary.
Married Shirley Ann Glover, November 26, 1964. Children: Derrick, Erin.