Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science, Auburn University, 1960. Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, Auburn University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, 1970.
Economic development specialist Auburn University, 1962-1965. Professor department agricultural economics Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1968-1976. Budget director State of Indiana, 1976-1980, chairman state board tax commissioners, 1981-1983.
Executive assistant policy development Governor of State of Indiana, 1983-1985. Executive assistant to president Purdue University, West Lafayette, 1985-1987, vice president for state relations, since 1987.