Bachelor, Columbia University, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1998.
Adjunct instructor New York University, New York City, 1994—1996, New School Social Research, New York City, 1998. Assistant professor Western New England College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1998—2004, associate professor, since 2004.
Member of Society Cinema and Media Studies, Organization American Historians, American History Association, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Alice Bers, June 23, 1996. Children: Michael Bers, Sarah Bers.