Bachelor, Miami University, Ohio, 1962. Master of Arts, Miami University, Ohio, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, California, 1972.
Assistant & associate professor Yale University Division School, New Haven, 1972—1981. Executive staff United Way of Eastern Fairfield County, Bridgeport, 1981—1991. Executive director Connecticut Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission, Hartford, 1991—1993.
Assistant professor University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, 1993—2003.
Married Lesley Hall Higgins, May 16, 1982. Children: Molly Anne, Mark Russell Biddle, Kathleen Elizabeth Muravnick.