Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Ferrum (Virginia) College, 1958. Bachelor in History, Emory & Henry College, 1960. Master of Education, University Virginia, 1966.
Doctor of Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1976.
Teacher, football coach, Covington High School, 1960-1963; teacher, football coach, Alleghany High School, Covington, 1963-1966; teacher, head football coach, Edison High School, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1966-1969; dean of students, Ferrum College, 1969-1972; dean of student housing, Virginia Technology, Blacksburg, 1972-1973; assistant supervisor, Alleghany County Schools, Covington, 1973-1976; principal, Manassas Park (Virginia) High School, 1976-1977; director support services, Manassas Schools, 1977-1983; associate superintendent of instruction, Manassas Schools, 1983-1989; associate superintendent administration, Manassas Schools, since 1989. Adjunct Professor Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, 1981-1986. Consultant Title IX, Virginia, 1982-1987.
Volunteer Santa Claus, Manassas, since 1980. Chairman administrative board Grace Methodist Church, Manassas, 1983-1987, chairman steering committee, since 1986. Member Virginia Association School Business Officials, Association School Business Officials, Virginia Association Curriculum Development (board directors since 1987), Association Curriculum and Development, Rotary (board directors 1985-1988, vice president since 1989, Paul Harris fellow 1989).
Married Annie Mae Dowdy. Children: John Robert Junior, Michael Christian, Jeffrey Andrew.