Bachelor in Physics, Princeton University, 1963; Master of Business Administration in Operations Research, University of Virginia, 1965; Master of Arts in Anthropology-Maya Archaeology, Tulane University, 1989; Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology-Maya Archaeology, Tulane University, 1993.
Systems engineer, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Richmond, Virginia, 1965-1967;
marketing representative, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Richmond, Virginia, 1967-1969;
vice president, The Computer Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1969-1970;
president, Chief Executive Officer, The Computer Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1970-1984;
consultant, public, proprietorship, Gatewood Company, Richmond, Virginia, since 1978;
director, Chief Executive Officer, Science Museum Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, since 1992. Board directors Highland Data Superior vena cava syndrome, 1982-1985. Visiting instructor computer systems University of Virginia, 1985-1986.
Instructor word processing, Delgado Community College, 1989. Lecturer microcomputer applications, Our Lady Of Holy Cross College, 1989-1992. Lecturer department Anthropology, Tulane University, 1987-1992, assistant to the director, 1987-1988, lecturer, curriculum consultant, 1988-1992, adjunct instructor Bachelor of Arts Freeman School, 1991.
Adjunct faculty department Sociology, Anthropology and Mathematical Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth U., since 1992.
Director Association Science-Technology Centers, since 1995, Science Museum Virginia Foundation, Richmond, 1981-1990, Louisiana Science Center, New Orleans, 1985-1990. President, director Richmond-on-the-James, 1984-1985. Secretary, director Richmond Cmty.
H.S. Policy Board; consultant Federated Arts Council, Richmond. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Museum, Association Science-Technology Centers (director), Society American Archaeology, Virginia Academy Science, Virginia Association Museum (member county), Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Association Computing Machinery, Sigma Xi.
Married Joan DuRelle Vincent, July 19, 1980. Children: Anne Elizabeth, Schon Roberts Parris, Sarah C. Brauner, Walter Robert Thurmond II, Benjamin Hart Vincent.