- B.S. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, USA, 1956
- M.A. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, 1958
- Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, 1962
- Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 1963-64
Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on December 19, 1935.
Military obligation was completed in 1961 with an honorable discharge. Currently: Regents Fellow, Faculty Fellow, Senior Faculty Fellow, Scientist in Charge, and Project Leader with the Texas AgriLife Research Mariculture Laboratory at Port Aransas, Texas A&M System.
Regents Fellow, Faculty Fellow, Senior Faculty Fellow, Scientist in Charge, and member of graduate faculty, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University.
Graduate Faculty, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Over 400 scientific publications. Received over $16,000,000 in grants and contracts. Served as major professor advisor to over 90 Master and Doctor of Philosophy students.