Bachelor, Lewis College, 1972. Master of Science in Education, Northern Illinois University, 1978.
Teacher St. John School, Winfield, Illinois, 1972-1979. Instructor Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1979-1981. Coordinator instruction Summit Hill Public Schools, Frankfort, Illinois, 1981-1983.
Director science and education Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 1983—1990. Director International Museum Surgical Science, 1990—1996. Vice president programs and science Orlando Science Center, Florida.
President, Chief Executive Officer Museum of Life and Science, Durham, North Carolina, since 2004. Consultant Harcourt Brace and Company, Orlando, Florida, Chicago Botanic Garden, Journal Films, Chicago.
Member American Association Museum, National Science Teachers Association (Exemplary Elementary Teaching award 1976), Council for Elementary Science International (president 1985-1986, Outstanding Service award 1981).