I was was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1963, the first son of Rolf and Ada Nafzger. I attended the grammar school in Casa Piedra Texas and then high school, graduating in 1981. I have a BA from Midwestern State University in History and Political Science.
I have a M.A. from Texas State University in San Marcos Texas.
My Ph.D. is from University College Dublin, Ireland's largest and one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities.