Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Oregon State University, 1966. Master of Urban Planning, University Oregon, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1972.
Civil engineer, Eugene (Oregon) Water and Electric Board, 1966-1969; assistant professor urban planning, U. Rhode Island, Kingston, 1973-1977; associate professor, U. Rhode Island, Kingston, 1977-1979; technical coordinator, Makkah (Saudi Arabia) Region Planning Project, 1983-1986; professor, chairperson, Iowa State University, Ames, 1979-1983, 96-; professor, Iowa State University, Ames, since 1979. Consultant Rhode Island Department Health, Providence, 1975, Rhode Island department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Providence, 1976, Brookhaven National Lab, New York City, 1977, Oak Ridge (Tennessee)National Laboratory, 1993-1994, Ames (Iowa) National Laboratory, 1993.
Chairman Rhode Island Festival of the Arts, Kingston, 1977, History Preservation Commission, Ames, 1988-1992. Member Ames Planning and Zoning Commission, since 1998. Member American Planning Association, American Institute Certified Planners, Urban Affairs Association Beta Delta.
Married Fatina Mahayni, July 28, 1981. Children: Basil, Tamim.