Bachelor of Arts in English, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1976. Degree, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1977. Master of Science in Science Education, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1989.
English teacher William T. Sutherlin Academy, Danville, Virginia, 1976—1977, Fieldale Collinsville High School, 1977—1978. Store manager Tandy Radio Shack, Toledo, 1978—1982, district manager O'Fallon, Illinois, 1982—1986. English teacher Highland High School, 1988—1990, Bethalto City Schools, 1988—1989.
Teaching parent Boys and Gilrls Home North Carolina, Lake Waccamaw, 1996—1998. Facutly senate president Brunswick Community College, Supply, 2001—2005, professor English, since 1998. English teacher Newark High School, Newark, 1990—1993.
Cub scout den leader Boy Scouts American, Wilmington, North Carolina, 2006—2009. Sunday school superintendent Southside Baptist Church, 2006—2009. Chairman Carolina Canines Service, 2003—2005.
Member of North Carolina English Instructor, North Carolina Community College Facutly Association.
Married Renae Louise Drake, June 15, 1974. Children: Sean Robert, Michelle Renee.