Bachelor magna cum laude, St. John's University, New York City, 1960. Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), New York University, New York City, 1970.
History instructor St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, 1961—1965. Assistant professor history State University of New York, Potsdam, 1965—1967. Associate professor East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, 1967—2004.
Visiting professor State University of New York, Fredonia, since 2006. With United States Navy, 1957, United States Naval Academy.
Board member Grape Belt Srs., Fredonia, since 2006. Member of American History Society.
Married Patricia Ann Coleman, August 27, 1966. Children: Michael Joseph, Christina Sharon.