- Ph.D. Forest Recreation, Purdue University (1984)
- M.S. Wildlife Ecology, Purdue University (1980)
- B.S. Biology, University of Illinois - Chicago (1974)
Cable specializes in Natural and Cultural Interpretation, Ecotourism, as well as Park and Natural Resource Management. As he states, "I try to get students to see the bigger picture...to think beyond Kansas and on an international level, imagine the bigger world out there."
In addition to his work in Kansas parks and tourism, Cable has extended his sphere of influence all across the world working with various projects and organizations. For example, on three occasions he has served as a visiting professor to University in France, he assisted with ecotourism planning in conjunction with Paraguay's Defenders of Chaco National Park, and traveled to Mali on an ecotourism feasibility team revolving around the country's last remaining herd of elephants.