Bachelor, Harpur College, 1971. Master of Arts, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1977.
Research associate Fernand Braudel Center, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1977. Assistant to provost University Maryland, College Park, 1978. Visiting instructor St. Mary's College Maryland, St. Mary's City, 1978-1979.
Director Alexandria Regional Preservation Office, Virginia, 1980-1983. Executive director American Studies Association, Washington, since 1983. Consultant (in field).
Reviewer United States Department Interior, National Endowment of the Humanities, Department of Health, United States Information Agency, Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, since 1983. Chair board directors Informed Meetings Exchange, since 2006.
Executive board directors National Humanities Alliance, 1992-1999. Member American Studies Association, Fulbright Association.
Married Smaroula Georgina Paras, September 1, 1989. 1 child, Georgina Elizabeth.