Bachelor, University Illinois, 1981. Master of Philosophy, University Cambridge, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, 1994.
Indiana film and t.v. director, writer and produced ABC, Columbia Broadcasting System (United States), British Broadcasting Corporation and others, 1982—1990. Director Center Screen Studies drama department University Manchester, England, since 1994, chair department England, 1998—1999, director, postgraduate studies and undergrad admissions England, 1998—2003. History consultant Canada Royal Commission Aboriginal Peoples, 1993—1994.
Fellow: Cambridge Phil. Society; member: Director Guild American, Clare Hall Cambridge University (life).
Married Barbara Boydell, February 8, 1986 (divorced January 1998). 1 child Sara Elizabeth.