Party affiliation: Republican
Associate of Arts, Atlantic Community College, 1977. Student, Montclair State College, 1978. Student, Glassboro State College, 1988.
Bachelor in Social Science and History, Thomas A. Edison College, 1983. Master of Education, University Maine, 2001. Master in Special Education, University Edinboro, England.
Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education, University Edinboro, England, 2003.
Teacher 4th and 5th grades, track coach St. Nicholas School, Atlantic City, 1978-1984. Teacher 5th grade, track coach St. Michaels School, 1984-1988. Security guard Securex, Inc., Tampa, Florida, 1988.
Resident training instructor Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens, Clearwater, 1988-1989. Rehabilitation therapist Gulf Coast Center, Fort Myers, 1989-1995, residential counselor, 1995-1996. Education tech III School Union 92, 1996-1997, Hermon (Maine) Elementary School, 1997-2000.
Graduate assistant, researcher University Maine, since 2000. Track coach Camden (New Jersey) Diocese Office, 1983-1988.