Bachelor, Emory University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Communications, University Florida, 1973.
Assistant professor, Valdosta (Georgia) State College, 1973-1975; professor, department chair, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1975-1978; director human resources and marketing, Bromberg and Company, Birmingham, Alabama, 1978-1980; executive vice president, chief operating officer, Rutherfords, Inc., Gainesville, Florida, 1980-1982; founder, president, Leake Enterprises and Wilson & Lowe, Gainesville, 1982-1990; deputy executive director, American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, 1990-1994; executive director, Institute Industrial Engineers, Norcross, Georgia, since 1994.
Consultant, volunteer local, state and national political campaigns, 1960-1988. Member American Society for Engineering Education, American Society Association Executives, Council Engineering and Science Society Executives, Speech Communication Association, Institute Industrial Engineers.
Married Patricia Lowe Wafer, January 24, 1985. Stepchildren: Jennifer Lowe, Lisa Sherman.