Bachelor of Science, Virginia State College, 1955; Master of Science, Virginia State College, 1968; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1978.
Physicist, National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1957-1964; research engineer, McDonnell Douglas, Santa Monica, 1964-1968; assistant professor, University of Virginia School Medicine, Charlottesville, 1979-1982; foreign science technologist, United States Army, 1982-1992; assistant professor, University of Virginia School Medicine, 1992-1994; commissioner, Department Rehabilitation Svc., Richmond, Virginia, 1994-1995; director, Virginia Neuro Trauma, Crozet, since 1995.
Married Vivian Verdell, January 27, 1957 (divorced 1987). Children: Ronald Junior, Susan. Stepchildren: Yasmin, Taslim, Karim.
Married Zarina Watkin, March 27, 1989.