Bachelor in Economics, Berea College, 1965. Master of Arts in Economics, Michigan State University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Michigan State University, 1970.
Assistant professor University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1970-1976. Exchange professor Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1977-1978. Professor Baylor University, Waco, Texas, since 1976.
Co-director, master International Management Program, Baylor, University, Waco, 1978-1989. Director research Region N. American Project, Baylor University, Waco, 1988-1996.
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Member American Economics Association, European Union Studies Association, International Trade and Finance Association, Association of Christian Economists, Association for Canadian Studies in United States, Association Japanese Business Studies, Transatlantic Studies Association.
Children: Laura Helen, David Johnmichael.