Bachelor, University Michigan, 1971. Juris Doctor cum laude, University San Diego, 1976. Master of Library Science, University California, Berkeley, 1977.
Associate law librarian, National Law Center, George Washington University, Washington, 1977-1980; director, Civil Library, unites states department Justice, Washington, 1980-1983; director, associate professor of law, College Law Library, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1983-1988; director, associate professor of law, Marshall-Wythe Law Library, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, since 1988.
Member American Association Law Libraries (chairman copywrite committee 1982-1983, 93-94, chairman awards committee 1991-1992, chair education committee 1994-1995, president, 1998-1999), Northwest Consortium Law Libraries (chairman 1987-1988), Virginia Association Law Libraries (president 1994-1995), Southeastern Association Law Libraries, American Civil Liberties Union (vice president Moscow-Latah committee 1987-1988).
Son of Benjamin Heller and Vera Frances (Broder) Schumer: m. Janet LouiseCrowther, October 27, 1985. Children: Benjamin William, Seth Joseph.