Associate of Arts, Pensacola Junior College, 1969. Bachelor, University West Florida, 1971. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1973.
Doctor of Education, Nova Southeastern University, 1992.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1978, advanced through grades to captain, 1981, resigned, 1984. Senior associate professor military education program St. Leo College, Hurlburt Field, Florida, 1984—1992. Adjunct instructor Pensacola Junior College, 1984—1986, 1991—2003.
West Florida cluster administrator programs for higher education Nova Southeastern University, Pensacola/Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1994—2003. Assistant professor English Jackson State University, Mississippi, since 2003.
Captain United States Army, 1975-1984. Member of College Language Association, National Council Teachers English, Two-Year College English Association Southeast, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.