Bachelor, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1974. Master of Arts, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1985.
Instructor philosophy Loyola University, New Orleans, 1983—1985. Professor philosophy and humanities Merced College, California, since 1986, director honors program, since 1987, chair humanities division, 2006—2008.
Member of American Philosophical Association.
Married Gail Ann Davis Marconi, June 15, 1972 (divorced July 21, 1975). Married Bobbie Ann Redd, June 28, 1978 (divorced October 7, 1998). Children: Hannah, Dylan, Aliena Kyzer.
Married Cheryl Louise Botts, July 11, 2007.