Bachelor of Music, University Miami, 1969. Master in Music Education, University Florida, 1971. DMA, University Miami, 1975.
Band director Broward City Public Schools, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1969-1971. Conductor California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California, 1973-1976. Director of bands Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, since 1976.
Saxophone clinician Selmer Instrument Company, Elkhart, Indiana, 1978-1990, Yamaha Instrument Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1990.
Member North Carolina Band Directors Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, Music Educators National Conference, American Bandmasters Association, College Band Directors National Association (vice president southern division 1988-1990, president southern division since 1991), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda.
Married Virginia Davis Ragsdale, August 24, 1968. Children: Jennifer Rebeccah, Robert Nathaniel, David Wiliam.