Born in Wilmington, Delaware. Earned A.B. in Management from Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University. Married to Sandra Robinson. Two married daughters and three grandchildren in New Jersey. Member of Jamestowne Society and Magna Charta Barons. Joined West Little Rock Rotary Club in 1980 and later member of Bozeman (MT) and Trenton (NJ) Rotary Clubs before joining Lakeland South Rotary in 1998. District Interact director 1996-97 and club treasurer 1999-2001.
Academic career included teaching at Virginia Tech and Missouri; deanships of several business schools, including Arkansas-Little Rock, Montana State, and The College of New Jersey; and senior vice president of Bryant College. Arbitrator of labor-management disputes since 1974 plus securities disputes since 1998. Current arbitration practice area includes southeastern U.S. from North Carolina to Florida to Mississippi.
Author of five books on labor-management relations and labor economics and of various articles in professional journals. Hobbies include photography and model railroading.