Bachelor in History, Willamette University, 1973. Master of Arts in Art History, University Oregon, 1978. Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Harvard University, 1980.
Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts, Harvard University, 1985.
Assistant curator prints Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1983. Assistant professor department art Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1983-1986. Director Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1986-1989.
Director Hood Museum Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1989-1991. Director University Art Museum Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991—2003. Director Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2003—2004.
President, Eloise W. Martin director Art Institute of Chicago, since 2004. Trustee Wadsworth Atheneum. Panelist National Endowment of the Humanities, National Education Association.
Member public grant advisory committee Getty Grant Program, 1991-1996. Member visiting committee Jean Paul Getty Museum. Lecturer in field.
Member College Art Association (national committee history of art), Print Council American, Association Art Museum Dirs.
Married; 2 children.