Bachelor in History, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1961. Master of Arts in History, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969.
Assistant professor department history Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1968—1976. Associate professor department history studies University Texas Dallas, Richardson, Texas, 1976—2006.
Member of Conference Group Central European History (president 1997-1998), Hessian History Kommission, German Studies Association (program committee member 1981-1983), Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Elke M. Fuss Matijevich. Children: Elizabeth A. Whitsitt, Karin T.