Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, Lowell (Massachusetts) Technology Institute, 1974. Master of Arts in International Education Development, Columbia University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education, University Iowa, 1985.
Science chairman, teacher, United States Peace Corps/Mater Spei College, Francistown, Botswana, Africa, 1975-1978;
education consultant, Ednl. Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Frankfort, Illinois, 1979;
science chairman, teacher, Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa, Florida, 1979-1980;
teacher, Lawrence (Massachusetts) High School, 1980-1981;
research coordinator, instructor, U. Iowa, Secretary Student Training Progressive, Iowa City, 1981-1984;
instructor, coordinator, National Science Foundation, U. Iowa, 1984-1985;
assistant professor science education, U. Pittsburgh, 1985-1988;
assistant professor science education, Florida International U., Miami, 1988-1992;
associate professor science education, Florida International U., Miami, since 1993;
chairperson elementary education department, Florida International U., Miami, since 1993. Consultant in field; research associate Carnegie Museum Natural History, Pittsburgh, 1987-1990.
Coordinator International Business Machines Corporation funded Higher Education Grant, Miami, since 1990. Member editorial review board Journal Elementary Science Education, since 1993.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Teachers Association, School of Science adn Mathematics Association (policy committee 1987-1990), National Association Research in Science Teaching, Association for Education of Teachers in Science (membership committee 1992-1995, technology committee 1995-1998), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Friends of Botswana, Returned Peace Corps Volumes National Group, Pi Lambda Theta.
Married I. Barbara Lydon, January 19, 1987. Children: Michael Patrick, Bridget Shea.