Bachelor of Science, Roosevelt University, 1955. Master of Science, DePaul University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1961.
Master of Business Administration, University Minnesota, 1969.
Researcher, administrator General Mills, Minneapolis, 1961-1967. Faculty member University Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1967-1977. Faculty member, dean, vice president University Jordan, Amman, since 1977.
President University Bahrain, 1987-1991. Minister of agriculture Amman, 1993. President Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 1994-1998.
Secretary general Association of Arab University, since 1998.
Member National Society Civil Defense (president since 1990), Association American University Graduates (vice president since 1991).
Married Maha Marwan Hamzeh, June 21, 1963. Children: Rhonda, Lisa, Iyad, Omar.