1991 Doctor of Philosophy. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Major: Wildlife Science. Dissertation “Vegetation Manipulation Strategies for Playa Lakes.”
1988 Master of Science. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Major: Wildlife Science. Thesis “Reproductive Ecology of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in West Texas.”
1986 Bachelor of Science. South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Science; Minor: Chemistry.
1984 Associate of Arts. Fergus Falls Community College, Fergus Falls, MN. Natural Science.
1981 Diploma. Fergus Falls High School, Fergus Falls, Minnesota.