Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, 1970; Master of Science, Mississippi State University, 1972; Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 1975.
Chief microbiologist, Mississippi Board Animal Health, Jackson, 1976-1987; director microbiology, Allied Clinical laboratories, Chattanooga, 1987-1995; director microbiology, Columbia Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, since 1995. Consultant in field.
Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.
Member American Society Microbiology, Association Veterinary Microbiologists, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi.
Married Teresa Smith, November 16, 1991. Children: Stephanie, Donnell, Michael.