I earned my Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Wyoming. My dissertation research was performed at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. After receiving the Ph.D., I enjoyed postdoctoral research appointments at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1981-84) and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1984-86). I joined the Department of Physics at Kent State University in 1986. For relaxation, I enjoy reading science fiction, collecting minerals, and doing genealogical research.