Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1976. Master of Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1978. Master of Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1987.
Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1989.
Upland research biologist Iowa Department Natural Resources, Chariton, Iowa, 1989—1994. Field representative Wildlife Management Institute, 1994—1997, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1997—1999, director conservation Washington, since 1999. Sergeant e-4 United States Air Force, 1967-1971, Vietnam.
Married Nancy Louise Derey, June 4, 1994. 1 child Anna Louise Derey-Wilson. Married Monica Joan McGlothlin, May 3, 1968 (divorced December 30, 1988).
Children: Jason Matthew, Samantha Michele.