John R. Haygood earned a B.A. degree in physics at the University of Texas, Austin, and an M.S. degree in Environmental Science, with a major in Health Physics, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is also a Texas Licensed Medical Physicist. He has over 30 years of experience in regulation of radiation use as well as an additional 10 years of consulting in radiation regulatory and safety processes. He and his wife live in Round Rock, Texas.