- Education: Ph.D., University of Oregon, Communications
- Selected as a 2005 National Promise Keepers speaker
- Personal testimony of tragedy and triumph was featured as part of Rev. Billy Graham's national television broadcast
- Academics: University professor for twenty years, Chaplain for Texas A&M University Aggie Football Team, Authored numerous academic articles.
Awards and Honors: Two-time winner of Texas A&M's prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Alumni of the Year, California State University Chico, 2000. Joint academic appointments from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Center for Executive Development in the Lowry Mays College of Business