Bachelor of Science, Georgia State University, 1984. Master of Science, University Nevada, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1990.
Instructor Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1986-1990. Associate professor University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1991-1994. Professor University Houston, 1995-2000.
Chairman professor Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, since 2000.
Sergeant United States Army, 1974-1977. Member International Society Travel and Tourism Educators (Martin Opperman award 1999), Asia Pacific Tourism Association (national representative 1995-2001).
Married Mee-Sook Chon, April 29, 1979. Children: June, Harah.