In was born in St. Louis, Missouri, known as the "gateway to the west". My university education was from the University of Missouri, and Washington University in St. Louis. I Reside in Louisville, Kentucky. I have two bright and wonderful children. My personal interests include fine art, literature, tennis and other sports.
- D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, 1979
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, 1977
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1972