Bachelor of Science in Education, Southern Illinois University, 1974.
History teacher Althof High School, Belleville, Illinois, 1974-1976. Construction technical instructor Lewis and Clark Junior College, Godfrey, 1977-1980, Arabian American Oil Company, Saudi Arabia, 1981-1982, technical writer Saudi Arabia, 1983-1985, educational development specialist Saudi Arabia, 1986-1991.
Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Masons, Shriners, Phi Theta Kappa.
Married Mozelle Jay Hood, January 9, 1959. 1 child, Mindy Ilene.