Bachelor in Latin American Studies, University Texas, 1993. Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Tulane University, 1998.
Graduate instructor, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1996-1997; instructor history, Xavier U. Louisiana, New Orleans, since 1995. Consultant Franciscan Province Holy Gospel, Mexico City, 1998.
Member American History Association, Conference Latin American History, Latin American Studies Association, Circle K International (president 1990-1992).
Married April Gaye Gillespie, January 9, 1993. 1 child, Rachel Anne.