After earning three degrees – a BS from the University of New Haven, an MS from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech – I accepted a faculty position at Clemson University. During my thirty two-year career, I have provided outreach education, conducted research, and taught a variety of classes.
When I’m not teaching, I serve as a guardian ad litem, serving as a court appointed representative for children in my community who have been abused or neglected. My hobbies include playing on a pool league, woodworking, DIY household projects, and traveling.
I have the most amazing wife, Teresa, who is the After School Director for Clemson Elementary, where she provides afterschool care for over 300 students. We’ve been married for over thirty-six years. Our two children followed in the footsteps of their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents by becoming civil servants. We’re incredibly proud of them.
As a family, we have traveled across the United States on camping trips three times. More recently, Teresa and I took a motorcycle road trip to San Diego and back! I have seen the U.S. up close, and I understand what our country is all about. I am living the American Dream.