Bachelor, Marshall University, 1978. Master of Arts, Marshall University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kentucky, 1988.
Historian, U. Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, 1985-1988;
Assistant professor, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1988-1989;
Research editor, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1989;
Director technical assistance program, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1989-1990;
Director international trade, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1990-1992;
Director business research, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1992-1993. Member history faculty Marshall U., 1989-1993. Consultant Louisiana Endowment for Humanities, 1989, Kentucky Ednl. television, 1989.
Advisory board Appalachian Export Center Hardwoods, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1991-1992.
Fundraiser American Heart Association, Huntington, 1978, University Kentucky College Arts and Sciences, Lexington, 1987. Member American Association of University Professors, American History Association, Oral History Association, Organization American Historians, Southern History Association, Marshall University Alumni Association (board directors 1980-1987, fundraiser 1991), Alpha Tau Omega (resident scholar 1983-1985), Phi Alpha Theta (chapter president).
About 5 foot 6, stocky man. Is balding, has grey hair and wear glasses.