Bachelor of General Studies, University Kansas, 1977. Master of Science, University Nebraska, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1983.
Fellow, University of California, Riverside, 1983-1984; research associate, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1984-1985; instructor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1986-1995. assistant professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1995.
Married Mitzi Bea Baxter, July 25, 1992.