Bachelor, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina., 1975; Master of Arts, Winthrop U., 1983; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1987.
Instructor, Adult Education Program, Chester, 1975-1981; center director, Project Head Start, Chester, 1975-1976; education coordinator, Project Head Start, Rock Hill, South Carolina., 1978-1981; education coordinator, Project Head Start, Rock Hill, 1978-1981; teacher, coach, Chester School District, 1976-1978; personnel director, Carolina Community Actions, Rock Hill, 1981-1982; graduate assistant, Winthrop U., Rock Hill, 1982-1983; teaching assistant, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1983-1985; history professor, U. North Carolina, Charlotte, 1985-1994; professor of history, Winthrop U., Rock Hill, South Carolina., since 1994. Adjunct Professor University of Southern California, 1985-1988, Belmont Abbey College, 1987-1995. Consultant South Carolina.Com. on the Humanities, Columbia, 1983, North Carolina Humanities Council, 1991;guest lecturer Sacred Heart College, Belmont, North Carolina, 1987.
Member Chester City Council, 1979-1983. Treasurer Chester County Democratic Organisation 1984-1986, vice-chairman 1976-1982. Vice president South Carolina.
Young Democrats, 1982-1983. Election committee City of Chester, 1976-1979. Lecturer North Carolina Commision on the Bicentennial of the Const., Charlotte, 1986.
Member Southern History Association, South Carolina. History Association (board directors), South Carolina. History Society, Southern Caoliniana Society, Order of Omega, Friends of Historic Brattonsville, Museum of York County, Yorkville History Society, Kiwanis, Sertoma (vice president Chester club 1981-1982), Moose, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Delta, Kappa Alpha Order, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Ann-Franklin Hardy, September 24, 1983. 1 child, Elizabeth.