Bachelor cum laude, California State University, Long Beach, 1976. Master of Arts, California State University, Long Beach, 1980.
Tool & die maker Huck Manufacturing Company, Carson, California, 1971—1976. Industrial engineer ITT Cannon Electric, Santa Ana, 1976—1978. Assistant professor metals technical Los Angeles Trade Technology College, 1978—1983, assistant dean, since 1983, instructor tool & die making, numerical control, since 1978.
Consultant in field; member committee general education Community College State Chancellor, Sacramento, 1982, member task force academy quality, 1983.
Member of American Vocational Association, Society Manufacturing Engineers, Computer Assisted Systems Association, Epsilon Pi Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Bonnie Jean Frampton Cortez, January 4, 1964 (divorced). Children: Sonya, Mathew, Carl.