Bachelor of Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1969. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1978.
Research microbiologist United States Environmental Protection Agency, Ada, Oklahoma, since 1979.
District chairman Harry Miller district Boy Scouts American, Ada, Oklahoma, 2004—2006. Member of Rotary.
Married Barbara Hallum Wilson, October 17, 1981. Children: Toby Elizabeth, Carl Smith, Charles Smith, Ivan Smith.