Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University Southern Mississippi, 1968. Master of Business Administration, Arkansas State University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1984.
Staff accountant, Wolfe, Roush & McDuff, Certified Public Accountant's, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 1968-1969; internal auditor, First National Bank, Paragould, Arkansas, 1969-1970; staff accountant, Johnston, Freeman & Jones, Certified Public Accountant's, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1970-1971; owner, Lela D. Pumphrey, Certified Public Accountant, Paragould, Arkansas, 1971-1976; assistant professor, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 1976-1983; assistant professor, U. Arkansas, Little Rock, 1984-1988; professor, Idaho State University, Pocatello, since 1988. Consultant Idaho Legislation Auditor, Boise, since 1989.
Chairman Bannock County Republican Committee, Pocatello, since 1993. Committee chairman Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, since 1988. Various chairmanships Gate City Rotary Club, since 1989.
Elected member county governor body Greene County Quorem Court, Paragould, 1976-1977. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (committee member), American Accounting Association, Idaho Society Certified Public Accountant's (committee member since 1988), Association Government Accountants (National Pres's. award 1992, regional vice president 1994-1995), Institute Internal Auditors (committee member since 1992), Institute Management Accountants (manuscript director 1994).
Married Bobby Joe McDaniel, November 8, 1963 (divorced May 1978). Children: Sylvia Colleen Hoke, Joseph Ely McDaniel, John Christopher McDaniel. Married Norman Dean Pumphrey, August 22, 1978.