Bachelor, Bethany College, 1964; Master of Science, West Virginia University, 1966; postgraduate, Mississippi State University, 1973-1974.
Professor Bethany (West Virginia) College, since 1966, administrative chair economics department, since 2002, John F. and Evelyn Cassey Steen chair in economics, since 2002. Vice president, board directors Cooey-Bentz Company, Wheeling, 1980-1990. Part-time associate professor Ohio University, St. Clairsville, 1967-1986, West Virginia University, West Liberty, 1976-1984.
Private practice legal consultant, Bethany, since 1975.
Advisor Boy Scouts American, Bethany, 1986-1990. Assistant coach Little League Baseball, Bethany, 1986-1990. Member Midwestern Economics Association, Beta Beta Beta, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Gamma Sigma Kappa.
Married Linda Faye Whiteman, August 11, 1973. Children: William Justin, Crissa Kaye.