Family: Married to Susan Zais; two children
Education: B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 1969; M.A. in military history, School for Advanced Military Studies; Ph.D. in social psychology and organizational behavior, University of Washington
Professional experience: President of Newberry College since August 2000. Retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army. Assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy
Political experience: This is Zais' first run for office.