- PhD, Entomology, Clemson University
- MS, Entomology, Clemson University
- BS, Biology, Bob Jones University
- USDA, ARS Employee Recognition and Remembrance Award, 2006
- American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007-present
- Entomological Society of America, 1996-present
- South Carolina Entomological Society, 2007-present
- 5 1/2 years as a research scientist with USDA, Agricultural Research Service.