Bachelor with honors, University Kansas, 1968. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1977.
Master in Business, Johns Hopkins University, 1995. Master of Business Administration, Johns Hopkins University, 2000.
Coordinator Skin Bank St. Agnes Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1977-1979, associate director Burn Research, 1980, director Burn Research, 1981-1983. Director Southeastern Burn Research Institute, Augusta, Georgia, 1983-1987. Vice president LifeCell Corporation, The Woodlands, Texas, 1987-1991.
Chief operating officer American Red Cross National Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia, 1991-2000. President Health Care Research, 2000—2004. Associate professor biology and genetics, chairman department mathematics and science Brenau University, Gainsville, Georgia, 2004—2009.
Professor biology and genetics, Richard & Phyllis Leet distinguished chair, biological science, director Anna Thomas Bioscience Center, since 2009. Research assistant professor Hahnemann University School Medicine, Philadelphia, 1979-1982, research associate professor, 1983. Associate clinical professor Medical College Georgia, 1984-1987.
Adjunct professor University Texas Medical School, Houston, 1987-1991.
Member Society for Cryobiology (president 1989-1991, chairman 23d annual meeting, 1986), American Burn Association (chairman research committee 1998-2000), International Society For Burn Injuries (member general council 1982-1990), American Association Tissue Banks (secretary 1991-1993, vice president 1993-1995, president 1995-1997, board governors 1989-1993), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi (chartered member, founding member Brenau University chapter).
Married Sharon Louise McDonald, July 3, 1987.