Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Bowling Green State University, 1979. Master of Science in English, Youngstown State University, 2000.
From reporter to columnist, managing editor Niles (Ohio) Times, 1983-1990. Managing editor Ohio Week Magazine, Cleveland, 1993-1994. Executive editor Record Public Company, Stow, Ohio, 1994-1996.
Instructor composition English department Youngstown State University, since 1998. Member Board Education, Niles, Ohio, 1996-1999, president 1998. Board directors Niles Chamber of Commerce, 1991-1993.
Member Society Professional Journalists, National Council Teachers English.
Son of James Edmond and Nancy Mae F. Divorced July, 1998; 1 child, Michael James.