Bachelor in Journalism, Duquesne University, 1976. Master of Arts in Journalism, Point Park College, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University Pennsylvania, 1994.
Staff writer, Greenville (Pennsylvania) Record-Argus, 1976-1977; public rels writer, Dudreck, DePaul, Ficco & Morgan, Inc., Pittsburgh, 1977-1978; public relations account executive, David Westhead Company, Inc., Pittsburgh, 1978-1979; public relations associate, associate director, Ketchum, Inc. Fund-Raising Counsel, Pittsburgh, 1980-1981; director university relations, New Kensington campus, Pennsylvania State University, 1981-1984; associate director annual and planned giving, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1986; director annual giving, Slippery Rock (Pennsylvania) U., 1986-1990; executive director university advancement, executive director, Slippery Rock Foundation Inc., since 1990.
Board directors Easter SEal Society Butler County, 1986-1990, Slippery Rock Heritage Association, 1988-1989, Slippery Rock Town-Gown Organization, 1989. Member Council Advancement and Support Education, National Society Fund Raising Executives, College and University Public Relations Association Pennsylvania, Association Technology Communicators, Franklin Chamber of Commerce (public relations committee 1986-1990).
Married Christine Marie Bolton.