I grew up in North Dakota, studied in Montana, in Michigan, and in
France. After graduate study at Michigan State University, I taught at
the College of Charleston for seven years. I
left to become president for about two years of ECB-USA, the American
subsidiary of a French cabinet manufacturing firm, working both here and
in France, and came to Furman in 1985.
I've traveled in Canada, of course, but most of my foreign travel has
been in western Europe, first for a year in Paris as an undergraduate in
1968-9, then later to visit my wife's family and friends in France and
in Belgium, a few months in the Vosges mountains
in 1983 when I began working for a French cabinet firm. I've also
directed or co-directed ten or twelve Versailles programs since my first
one in 1987, as well as visiting French and Belgian friends.