Bachelor, Brandeis University, 1976. Master in International Affairs, Columbia University, 1978.
Public affairs officer, American Embassy, Muscat, Oman, 1982-1984; information officer, American Consulate General, Hong Kong, 1986-1988; assistant public affairs officer, American Consulate General, Hong Kong, 1988-1990; foreign service training coordinator, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1990-1991; chief of China service branch, Voice of America, Washington, 1992-1993; chief North Africa New East and South East division, Voice of America, Washington, since 1993.
Married Diana Ruth Curtiss, July 24, 1982. Children: Rachel Kay, Laura Curtiss.