Bachelor of Science in Science, Tennessee Technology University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Tennessee Center for Health Science, 1971.
Postdoctoral research associate, Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1971-1972; research biologist, United States Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, Arkansas, 1972-1973; clinical research associate, Schering-Plough, Memphis, 1974-1975; director, clinical and regional services, Schering-Plough, Memphis, 1975-1978; vice president, quality control and clinical and regulatory services, Schering-Plough, Memphis, 1978-1984; senior vice president, science and regulatory affairs, Schering-Plough, Memphis, 1984-1990; senior vice president, science and regulatory affairs, Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Liberty Corner, New Jersey, since 1990. Associate professor pharmaceuticals U. Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, since 1987, assistant professor pharmacology, U. Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, 1972-1974.
Board directors Church Health Center, Memphis, 1986-1991, trustee Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, New Jersey, since 1992. Research board visitors University Memphis, since 1986. Dean's advisory council University Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, since 1990.
Member American Academy Dermatology, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, NonPrescription Drug Manufacturing Association (chairman science affairs committee since 1993, board directors since 1993).
Married Doris J. Jeffers, August 14, 1970. Children: Mark, Stephanie, Beth.