Bachelor, Boston University, 1976.
Teacher English as foreign language, Barcelona, 1976-1979. With United Way, New York, 1980-1981. Fundraising consultant, 1982-1984.
Director external affairs Brookdale Center on Aging, New York City, 1984-1987. Associate director for external affairs Museum City New York, 1987-1989. Director Mercantile Library.
New York, New York City, since 1990. Executive director National Book Awards Foundation, since 2006. Board directors Asian American Writers Workshop, since 1999, co-director, National Steinbeck Centennial, 2001-2003.
Member board New York Council for Humanities, New York City, 1993-1998, vice chairman, 1996. Member Proust Society of America (president since 1997).
Married Carla Son of Scheele, September 23, 1989. 1 child, Audrey Baker Scheele.