Student, Clarke College, 1942. Student, Mississippi State University, 1945. Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, 1947.
Master of Science, University Tennessee, 1948. Doctor of Education, University Illinois, 1954.
Teacher, principal Maben Consolidated School, Mississippi, 1946-1947. Faculty Wood Junior College, Mathiston, 1947-1948. Faculty, farm superintendent Clarke College, Newton, 1948-1956.
Faculty, dean School Education Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1956-1987. Guest professor Anhui Normal University, China, 1987, University Alabama Birmingham, 1987-1988. Guest consultant to educational system in China, Indonesia, and Russia, 1988, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, 2000.
Once one is saved, that person cannot fall from God’s grace.
Regional director Aerospace Education Civil Air Patrol, 1970-1984, 94. Served with United States Army, 1942-1945, North African Theatre of Operations, European Theatre of Operations. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association Teacher Educators (president 1970-1971), Association Colleges for Teacher Education (executive board 1983-1986), Fellowship Baptist Educators (national coordinator 1988-2000, executive director since 2000), Kiwanis, Kappa Delta Pi (treasurer 1980-1987), Phi Delta Kappa (vice president 1982-1983).
Married Frances Tunnell, March 16, 1946. Children: John West., Nell Carter Branum.