Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1986.
From assistant to associate professor University South Florida, St. Petersburg, 1986—1996. Associate professor University Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa, since 1996.
Member of Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (national representative since 2005), Southern African Society for Quaternary Research (president 2003-2005).
Married Lisa Marie Schoof, February 24, 1990. 1 child Ross Albert.