Bachelor of Science, National University Iran, 1973. Master of Arts, University California, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1985.
Teacher Varjavand High School, Tehran, 1971-1972. Accountant Pars Industrial Group, 1973-1974. Economics instructor Arizona State University, Tempe, 1981-1984.
Assistant professor economic Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, 1984-1988, associate professor, 1988-1992, professor, since 1992, distinguished professor, 2005—2006, chair department business and economics, 1990, since 2003, post-professorial rank Faculty Active Career Program, since 2003. Professor Walden University, since 1992. Consultant editor National Social Science Journal, 1991.
Consultant and speaker in field. Visiting professor Industrial Management Institute Iran. Senior associate Aviation Consultant Group LLC, Ormond Beach, Florida, since 2001.
Visiting professor Bordeux University, since 2005, Uppsala University, since 2005.
Member of Western Regional Science Association, Association Global Business, Atlantic Economic Society, Eastern Economic Association, Western Economic Association.
Married Diana Riazi, September 21, 1979. 1 child, Maanie.