Bachelor, Louisiana State University, 1975. Master of Arts, University Louisiana, Monroe, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern Mississippi.
Radio news reporter, announcer KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1975—1976. Director, producer KNOE-television, Monroe, 1978—1987, KSLA-television, Shreveport, 1987—1991. Instructor, debate coach Louisiana State University, since 1991.
Board directors Shreveport Little Theatre, Shreveport, 1992—1996. Catechism teacher St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church, 1996—2000. Member of Louisiana Intercollegiate Forensics Association (vice president since 2003), International Public Debate Association (member governing board 1998—2001, coach 1st place national tournament champion debate team 2003), Shreveport-Bossier Advertising Federation.