Bachelor with honors, New York University, 1974. Master of Arts with honors, New York University, 1976. Master of Science with honors, Columbia University, New York, 1978.
Student, City University of New York Brooklyn,Summer Latin Institute, 1975. Student, City University of New York Brooklyn,Summer Latin Institute, 1976.
Periodicals library College New Rochelle, New York, 1978—1986. Head periodicals library Jersey City State College, 1986—1993, library director, 1993—1994. Head reference library New Jersey City University, since 1994.
Member of Organization American Historians, American History Association, Beta Phi Mu, Park History Honor Society, Red Dragon Society.
Married Kathleen Stein Smith, May 5, 1984. Children: Frederick Andrew, Sean Daniel, Patrick Edward.