Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1963. Master of Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Drexel University, 1992.
Projects engineer City of Philadelphia, 1961—1964. With C&J Construction Company, 1964—1966. Founder Pennoni Associates, Inc., Philadelphia, 1966, president, chairman, Chief Executive Officer.
Interim president Drexel University, 1994—1995, 2009—2010, university trustee, 1993—2006, chairman board, 1997—2003. Trustee, president United Engineering Trustees, Inc. President Accreditation Board Engineering and Technology.
Member United States Council for International Engineering Practice. Engineering advisory board Widener University, University Pennsylvania, Drexel University. Vice chair board governors Pennsylvania Systems of Higher Education.
Board member Parke Bank, GCA Services, Inc., Granite Group.
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (former president, director, president American Society of Civil Engineers Foundation, Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition award, William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer award), National Academy of Engineering, Pennsylvania Society Professional Engineers, Golden Key National Honor Society.
Married Annette Ribar, October 24, 1959. Children: David, Diane, Vincent, Andrew.