Bachelor summa cum laude, Kenyon College, 1971. Master of Arts, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1985.
Radio performer WAVA Music Americana, Washington, 1964-1971. Music therapist Free Clinic, Heidelberg, 1974-1978. Performer, songwriter, since 1983.
Research assistant for professors department psychology University Heidelberg, 1988-1990. Lecturer German-American Institute, Heidelberg, 1988-1991. Assistant professor department interdisciplinary studies National Louis University, Chicago and Heidelberg, 1991—2002, academy program director Heidelberg International Campus, 1996—2004, associate professor department interdisciplinary studies Chicago and Heidelberg, 2002—2005, full professor, since 2006.
Adjunct instructor department psychology and education University Heidelberg, 1986-1991. Founding member Heidelberg Therapists Group, since 1977. Consultant Ritual Dynamic Project of University Heidelberg.
Volunteer Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Foundation, Heidelberg, 1986-1988. Member Friends of German-American Institute, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Rhein-Neckar Branch.