|University ||Eastern Illinois University (B.S., 1972; M.A., 1975)|
|Law School||Drake University, J.D., with honors, 1979|
|Admitted||1980, Iowa; U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit|
|Memberships ||Polk County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations.|
|Born||Kankakee, Illinois, December 17, 1949|
Phi Alpha Delta. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Agency Partnership and Administrative Law. Member, Drake Law Review, 1978-1979. Author: Casenote, Drake Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1978. Law Clerk to Bankruptcy Judge Richard F. Stageman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1980-1982.
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