Bachelor, Bard College, 1963. Master of Arts, New York University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1990.
Advertising copywriter, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1965-1966; air pollution inspector, New York City Department of Air Resources, 1967-1968; public health sanitarian, New York City Department Health, 1968-1970, 73-74; Comprehensive Employment Training Act staff, Hunter College/CUNY, New York City, 1975-1980; community liaison, New York State Assembly, New York City, 1985-1990; lecturer, chancellor, College University Malawi, Zomba, since 1994. Adjunct lecturer College New Rochelle, New York City, 1983-1990. Adjunct Professor Medgar Evers College/CUNY, 1990-1994.
President, board member Independence Plz. N. Tenant Association, New York City, 1980-1994. Member, chairman housing committee Community Board # 1, New York City, 1982-1991.
Member executive board Downtown Independent Democrats, New York City, 1981-1992. Member Gymkhana Club.
Married Katherine Ann Thomas, June 30, 1968 (divorced 1972).