- Education: Ph.D., Geography & Regional Development, University of Arizona, Master of International Management, Thunderbird: The American Graduate School of International Management (Glendale, Arizona), Bachelor of Science, Agronomy, University of Maryland
Professional position: Professor of Geography, The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg)
- Research interests: Economic development, especially low-income regions of the U.S. South, Economic development in the Caribbean, especially Cuba and the region's tourism industry
- Professional experience abroad (partial list): Belize: Peace Corps volunteer, 1979-1981, Guatemala: development and relief administrator, Catholic Relief Services, 1983-1984, • Mexico: researcher, 1985-1988, Jamaica: professor and director of study-abroad programs, 1990-2002, Cuba: researcher plus professor and director of study-abroad programs, 1993-2003
- Other countries in which I’ve worked & traveled: United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Hong Kong, Singapore, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Hiking the Benton MacKaye Trail in Georgia, with Nola of the Wilderness, June 2014.
- Personal data: age 57, living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, married to Amy Miller, Ph.D. Personal interests: hiking, camping, biking; travel to mountains, beaches, and interesting cities (mostly around the Southern U.S. these days); reading & music; Zen meditation & yoga; Ekklesia church; keeping up with three children; elementary school PTA Board