Bachelor of Science, U. Durban Westville, 1973; Bachelor of Education, U. South Africa, Pretoria, 1977; Bachelor, U. South Africa, Pretoria, 1980; Master of Science, Louisiana State University, 1986; Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Technology, 1991.
Teacher science, Durban, 1974-1984; research assistant, Washington State University, Prosser, 1991-1994; researcher department agronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1994.
Member International Society Plant Molecular Biologists, Society for Systematic Biolgists, Crop Science Society American.
Married Grace Veronica Michael, October 10, 1981. Children: Delicia, Anton, Alban.