Bachelor of Science, Southern Methodist University, 1967. Master of Science, Southern Methodist University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, North Texas State University, 1979.
Director Dallas Museum Natural History. Consultant, appraiser personal collections for insurance claims or estate settlement estimates, Dallas, since 1971. Consultant animal, plant specimens for medical, environmental, food contamination, educational concerns.
Coordinator Texas Association Museums Annual Meeting, Dallas. Board directors North Texas Poison Control Center, Southern Methodist University Church Continuing Education. Co-investigator Dallas Water Quality Surveillance Department, 1971-1973.
Director taxonomy, distribution and ecology of Texas Land and Freshwater Mollusca, since 1965. Surveyor mollusca Guadalupe Mountains National Park for United States Department Interior, 1971-1974, Georgia Barrier Islands, 1987, numerous other surveys and studies. With United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1965.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Museum, American Malacological Union, Southwestern Association Naturalists, Texas Academy of Sciences, Texas Organization for Endangered Species, Council Systematic Malacologists, North Texas Conchological Society (president), Association Systematic Collections, American Association Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Association Science and Technology Centers, East Dallas Chamber of C., Rotary.
Married Lisa Ann Burford, January 3, 1986.