Before beginning my academic career, I served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army serving for 22 years. While serving, I completed both my B.A. and M.A. from the University of Arkansas and later completed my Ph.D. at Ohio University in Comparative Arts.
I am currently the testing administrator and a faculty member with Arkansas State University - Beebe at the Little Rock Air Force Base Education Center teaching World Literature, Humanities, Survey of Cinema, and Fine Arts: Theatre. I am currently developing a YouTube channel, 'The Science Fiction Roundtable' devoted to science fiction analysis and commentary.
My wife Kathy and I are avid travelers visiting various countries in Europe, especially Italy for Renaissance art studies. We are also ardent divers traveling to various sites in Mexico, Belize, Utila, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. I am a private pilot, a sky diver, a history buff especially of Roman and Greek culture, the Medieval Period, the Italian Renaissance, the American Civil War as a Union reenactor, and World War II. I am a Reserve Deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) serving as a support street patrol officer in the South Center District and special events security officer.