Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1970. Master of Library Science, University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1972.
Library. clerk Altoona Public Library., 1959-1961. Acting children's library Coyle Free Library., Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1961-1963. Assistant professor librarianship St. Francis College, 1963-1975.
Administrator Centre County Library., Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 1975-1989. Director library development State Library. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1989-1995.
Deputy secretary education, commissioner for libraries State of Pennsylvania, since 1995. Sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969.
Volunteer driver American Cancer Society, Lower Paxton Township Senior Volunteer Van Service. Member Pennsylvania Library. Association (treasurer 1983-1985, certified of merit 1986, Distinguished Service award 1997), Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (board member since 2003, Lifetime Achievement award 2003).
Married Mary Susan Olex, August 5, 1967. Children: Mark Douglas, Michelle Marie.