Bachelor with distinction in history, Ohio State University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Edinburgh University, 1977. Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 1981.
Middle East cataloger Ohio State University, Columbus, 1981-1982, Middle East librarian, since 1984. Catalog librarian University Arizona, Tucson, 1982-1984.
Member Middle East Librarians Association (secretary treasurer 1983-1986), Middle East Studies Association, American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries (resources and technical services division), Phi Alpha Theta, Beta Phi Museum.