Bachelor in Economics, University Massachusetts, 1972. Master of Arts in Economic Development, Boston University, 1976. MAPE in Political Economic, Boston University, 1977.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Boston University, 1981.
Manager Samos Imex Corporation, Boston, 1974—1977. Assistant professor economics Suffolk University, 1977—1979. Professor University Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, since 1980, director international programs, 1993—1994, director executive Master of Public Administration program, 1986—1988, associate to senior vice president, director international studies, 1988—1991.
Member Board Education, Farmington, Connecticut, 1993—1995. Director United States Consortium for Management Education in Central and Eastern Europe, 1993—1998. Chief assistant deputy speaker Economic Affairs.
Member Dist 21 Connecticut General Assembly, 1995—2010, deputy majority leader, 2005—2008, deputy speaker House, 2008—2009, vice chairman finance committee, 1995—1998, chief assistant deputy speaker economic affairs. Member Connecticut International Trade Council, 1995-1996. Special assistant to president George Washington University, Washington, 1988-1989.
Consultant to public and private organizations, since 1977. Board advisors Fatshoe.com, 2000-2002. Vice chairman finance committee Connecticut General Assembly, 1995-1998, state representative, member finance revenue and bonding committees, since 1995, chairman energy and technical committee, 1999-2002, chairman education committee, 2003-2005, commissioner children's, higher education and employment advancement committee, since 2002.
Board directors College Southea. Europe, 1992-1997, National Democratic Ethnic Leadership Council, since 2005, Connecticut Invention Convention, since 2005. Member Connecticut Commission on Children, 2003-2005.
Executive Nomination & Legislative Appointment Committee. Fellow American Council on Education (member executive board council). Member American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association, American Economic Association, International Economic Association, Northeast Business and Economics Association (president 1990-1992, board directors 1989-1995), Exchange Club, Helicon Society (president, board directors 1975-1978), Hellenic Society, Paideia, World Affairs Council, World Hellenic Interparliamentary Union (alternate president 1998-2002, president since 2002).
Married Elizabeth Sampson, June 5, l977. Children: Edward, Spiros Jason.