Party affiliation: Democrat
Assistant to director Turkish Government Tourism Information Office, New York City, 1970-1972. Intern Metropolitan Museum Art, 1974-1975. Research associate Freer Gallery Art, Washington, 1980-1981.
Visiting assistant professor George Washington University, 1983. Associate curator Textile Museum, 1984-1987, curator, since 1987. Member faculty Maryland Institute College Art, since 1995.
Consultant, lecturer Ebla to Damascus Exhibition. Norman Freehling visiting professor University Michigan, 1998.
- The Persian velvets at Rosenborg
- This book offers the first comprehensive view of Persian Velvets.
- Woven From the Soul, Spun From the Heart: Textile Arts of Safavid and Qajar Iran (16th-19th Centuries)
- Woven from the soul, spun from the heart: Textile arts of Safavid and Qajar Iran, 16th-19th centuries
Author: The Persian Velvets at Rosenborg, 1995. Author, editor: Woven From the Soul, Spun From the Heart: Textile Arts of Safavid and Qajar Iran, 1987. Editor: Textile Museum Journal, since 1992.
Contributor Dictionary of Middle Ages, 1983, Encyclopedia Iranica, 1985, 93, 97, Dictionary of Art, 1996.
Founding member, advisory council Museum for Textiles, Toronto. Member Society Iranian Studies (national council 1985-1987, 97—, nominating committee 1995), Friends Asian Art (steering and program committee 1983-1986), Middle East Outreach Council, Middle East Studies Association, American Association Museum, International Council Museum, American Oriental Society (nominating committee 1985-1987), International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry, College Art Association.
Born December 29, 1947
1970 - 1972
1974 - 1975
1980 - 1981
1984 - 1987