Bachelor in geography, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, 1977; Master of Arts in geography, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1981; Doctor of Philosophy in geography, University Cincinnati, 1985.
Assistant professor, Jordan University, 1986-1994; associate professor, Jordan University, since 1994. Consultant Min. of Tourism, Jordan, since 1986.
Married Diana S. Ammari. Children: Lina, Lara, Saif.