Diplom-Volkswirt, University Goettingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1978. Doctor rer. policy, University Goettingen, 1982.
Research assistant International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, 1979-1981. Assistant professor economics University Baltimore, 1981-1985. Research fellow Kiel Institute World Economics, Federal Republic Germany, 1985-1987.
Associate professor University Detroit, 1987-1989. Professor department economics and finance Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, since 1989. Consultant International Food Policy Research Institute, 1981-1990, World Food Programme, Rome, 1983-1984, World Bank, Washington, 1984, 93, Organization for Economic Cooperative and Development, Paris, 1989.
Member American Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, Academy Economics and Finance, Southern Economic Association, Cosmos Club.
Married Emily J. Norman, 1996. Children: Michael, Olivia.