Bachelor summa cum laude, Columbia University, 1972; Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
Research fellow, Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1976-1979; Egyptologist Epigraphic Survey, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, Luxor, Chicago, 1979-1982; director, Fenster Museum Jewish Art, Tulsa, 1982-1985; director Jewish History Society Maryland. Agency, Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, since 1985; director, Lehigh County History Society, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Teacher, lecturer in field.
Participant Getty Museum Leadership Institute. Fellow Rhode Island Foundation. Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Elizabeth Andersen, January 8, 1983. 1 child, Philip.