Bachelor of Laws, Blackstone School, 1958. Bachelor, City University of New York, 1975. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1978.
Doctor of Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, American University, 1996. Master in English, University Dallas, 2001.
Modern Language Association, Southern Methodist University, 2002.
Director customer service NCR, various locations, 1956—1963. Public, Chief Executive Officer Franklin Publication Company, Arlington, Texas, since 1958. Manager computer division Honeywell, Houston, 1964—1966.
President University Computer Sciences, 1966—1974. Pastor, evangelist Southern Baptist Association, 1971—1987. Chair, arts and science division Paul Quinn College, 1992—1998.
Professor English Tarrant County College, Texas, since 1994. Chief Executive Officer Franklin Global Services, 2001. Senior consultant Ludwig Otto Associations/Consultants.
Executive director National Ethics Institute, since 1992, president. Member adjunct faculty El Centro College, Collin County Community College, Northlake College, Irvine, Texas, University Texas, Arlington, Mountain View College, Dallas. Vice president Paul Quinn Community Development corporation.
President, Chief Executive Officer Franklin Development Corporation, since 1966. Professor literature DeVry Institute of Technology, Tarrant County College, Columbia College, Concordia University. Senior partner Franklin Educational Travel.
Second lieutenant United States Army, 1950-1953. Member North Texas Alumni Association of City College of New York (president since 1993), Tarrant County College Faculty Association (senator 2005-2007, president 2006-2008), University Texas National England Honor Association (president 1993-1995), Prometheus International (president), Sigma Tau Delta.
Married Sara S. Sheffield, April 18, 1966 (divorced 1987). Children: Molly, Ryan, Matthew, Katherine. Married Maxine Z. Knight, September 1, 1991.
Children: David, Jeffrey.