Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1955; Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956; Certified of Advisory Engineering Study, Cornell Univercity, 1988.
Installation engineer, First lieutenant, United States Air Force, Osaka, Japan, 1956-1957; project engineer, Moran, Proctor, Mueser & Rutledge, New York City, 1957-1960; vice president, Joseph S. Ward and Association, Philadelphia, 1960-1961; president, Site engineers, Inc., Moorestown, New Jersey, 1961-1971; vice president, Day & Zimmermann, Inc., Philadelphia, 1971-1979; consultant, Alan Cohen, P.E., Philadelphia, 1979-1986; president, Alan Cohen Association Inc., Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, since 1986. Member Montgomery County Board of View, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1988-1994, State Board Private Licensed Schools, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1986-1988.
Board of directors Junior Achievement, Philadelphia, 1985. Advisory board member Federation of Allied Jewish Appeal, Philadelphia, 1989. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers.
Member NSPE, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator and mediator), American National Standards Institute, Cornell Society Engineers (national president 1980-1981), Pennsylvania Society Professional Engineers (vice president PEPP 1990-1994, secretary since 1994), Cons. Engineering Council (state treasurer 1968-1969), National Safety Council, Engineers Club Philadelphia (president 1994-1996).
Married Patricia Smith, June 24, 1956 (divorced 1986). Children: Jeffrey S., Susan J. Married Ann Meyer Klein, March 16, 1996.