Bachelor, Missouri Southern State College, 1977. Master of Arts, Center Missouri State University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, 1991.
Academy advisory, Longview Community College, Lee's Summit, Missouri, 1978-1981; adjunct history lecturer, Longview Community College, Lee's Summit, 1979-1985; adjunct history lecturer, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missoury, 1980-1985; social science instructor, Neosho (Missouri) High School, 1985-1986; history instructor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1986-1988; associate professor of history, Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Missouri, since 1989.
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Fellow Harry S. Truma Library. Institute; member Organization American Historians, State History Society Missouri, Society Historians for American Foreign Relations, Phi Alpha Theta, Beta Sigma Phi, Phi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi.