Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 1947. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1959.
Research assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1947-1949; research associate, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1951-1954; structural engineer, United States Bureau Public Rds., Washington, 1949-1950; instructor, North Carolina State University, 1950-1951; structural engineer, Alabama Cement Tile Company, Birmingham, 1954-1959; professor engineering, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1959-1990; associate professor dentistry, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1960-1990; associate professor physiology and biophysics, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1966-1990; Distinguished Service professor сivil engineering, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1984-1990; distinguished service professor emeritus сivil engineering, U. Alabama, Birmingham, since 1990; dean School Engineering, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1971-1978. Consultant structural analysis and design, since 1959.
Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Association of University Professors, American Society Engineering Education, American Concrete Institute, Exchange Club of Birmingham (president 1981-1982, Exchangite of Year 1992), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Chi Epsilon.
Married Patricia Ann Zimmerman, May 8, 1954. Children– Joseph F., Sandra K., Jeffrey T., Tricia A., Kevin L., Kathryn L.