AB, Wabash College, 1985. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1995.
Intern department community education Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1984. Slide collection cataloguer art department University Chicago, 1985. Graduate intern, assistant to curator David and Alfred Smart Museum, University Chicago, 1986-1988.
Assistant to curator department Africa, Oceania and the American mathematical society Art Institute of Chicago, 1988-1990, Hispanic studies coordinator, 1990-1992. Owen Duston instructor art Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1992-1994. Assistant professor art history and criticism University Montana, Missoula, 1994-1998, associate professor art history and criticism, since 1998.
Lecturer office continuing education University Chicago, 1991-1992. Lecturer, presenter in field.
Member Mansfield Library. and Archives Committee, University Montana, 1994. Board directors Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference United Church of Christ, 1997. Member aesthetics committee and arts task force University Congressional Church, 1996.
Member program committee bolle Center for People and Forests, 1997. Member speaker's bureau Montana Committee for Humanities, 1998. Member City of Missoula History Preservation Advisory Commission, 1997.
Member Renaissance Society of America, Society for Architectural Historians, College Art Association, Association Latin American Art, American Society for Hispanic Art History Studies, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.