- Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1974
- M.S. in Agronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, U.S.A., 1970
- B.S. in Agronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, U.S.A., 1968
Professor & Director of Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute
Environmental chemistry of metals, pesticides, industrial organics, and petroleum hydrocarbons in soils and sediment-water systems, environmental analytical chemistry, wetland soil-plant interactions, wetland soil processes, biogeochemistry of nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorous in wetlands, enhancement and restoration of wetlands with industrial byproducts, reservoir water and tailwater chemistry.
- Water Column Characterization of Selected Metals Associated with Crude Oil as a Tracer for Plume Movement from the Deepwater Horizon Site (Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State University, Role: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact)