Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1956. Master of Science in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Operations Research, Cornell University, 1961.
Assistant professor industrial engineering Cornell University, 1961—1969. Associate professor industrial engineering North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1969—1980, professor industrial & system engineering, since 1980. Editor Institute Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, 1970—2004, fellow, 2008.
Visiting professor American University Armenia, 1993—1994, visiting professor Norweigian School Economics, 1977—1978. Visiting professor school economic University Canterbury, New Zealand, 1982, Norweigian Institute of Technology, 1988—1989.
Church county Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Raleigh, since 1972. Parents county Raleigh Boychoir, Inc., 1979-1994. Member Institute Industrial Engineers (editorial board, Wellington award 1995), American Society Engineering Education (book review editor, Eugene L. Grant award 1984), Western Finance Association (associate editor 1972-1985).
Married Cynthia Aline Petersen, May 22, 1969. Children: Barbara Bernhard Windom, Harold Christia II, Hans Petter.