Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, William Jewell College, 1980. Master of Music, Southern Illinois University, 1982. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1998.
Editor Astrophysical Journal University Chicago Press, 1990-1995. Writer, editor, since 1995. Reviewer Forecasts Publications Weekly, New York City, since 1997.
Board directors Seymour (Indiana) Main St., since 2000, Muscatatuck Wildlife Society Foundation, since 2001. Member of Seymour Noon Lions (board directors since 2000, secretary 2000-2002, chair sight conservation program since 1998).