Bachelor, Providence College, 1969—1973. AM, Brown University, 1973—1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1977—1984.
Master of Library and Information Science, University Rhode Island, 1998—2000.
Visiting lecturer Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, 1984—1988. Visiting assistant professor Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1986—1987, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, 1987—1988. Assistant professor Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, 1988—1989.
Lecturer ornament Technology University of Nova Scotia, School of Architecture, Halifax, 1989—1990. Reference library Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, 2001—2002. Evening reference library Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2001—2002.
Technical services supervisor Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, 2002—2005. Cataloging library, assistant professor Rhode Island College, Providence, 2005—2009, associate professor, since 2009.
Fellow: Royal Society Arts. Member: Society Architectural Historians, American Library Association (associate), Beta Phi Mu.
Married Heather Bruce Pattison, June 14, 1986.