Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1976. Master of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1978. Postgraduate, University Chile, Duke University, 1983.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1985.
Teaching assistant, department geography, Pennsylvania State University, 1976-1978;
instructor, geography and sociology, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, 1978-1980;
instructor geography, U. Florida, 1980-1982, 1985;
instructor Spanish, U. Florida, 1982-1983, 1984-1985;
assistant professor urban studies, Rutgers University, 1985-1986;
assistant professor geography, U. Iowa, 1986-1989;
director Latin American studies, U. Iowa, 1988-1989;
center associate, Center Latin American Studies, U. Pittsburgh, since 1989;
assistant professor, College Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989-1991;
associate professor, College Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, since 1991. Translator, marketing consultant Martin-Marietta, Cleveland, 1978-1981. Researcher, computer programmer department political science Pennsylvania State University, 1978.
Researcher, translator, interpreter Wall St. Journal, 1983, Cable News Network, Atlanta, 1983. Consultant, graduate professor United States Information Agency, University Externado de Colombia, 1992, Institute Technology de Pereira, Colombia, 1991. Consultant Health Superior vena cava syndrome Privatization in 8 Latin American Countries, Pan American Health Organisation, 1991, The Urban Institute, Washington, 1992, Health Finance Sustainability Project, 1993.
Chair speaker's committee Urban Affairs and Planning, since 1990. Academic coordinator Summer Social Science Program in Chile, U. Chile and University Iowa, 1989-1993. Academic coordinator Urban Design and Planning in Cuba, 1992-1993.
Director Latin American Studies Program. Center International and Comparative Studies, 1988-1989. Board member, Medical Geography Specialty Group American Geographers Association, 1990-1993.
Visiting researcher U. Chile, summers, 1989-1993.
( Since Pinochet's regime assumed power in 1973, the Chil...)
Coordinator State College (Pennsylvania)-Pittsburgh Bike-a-thon, Fundraising for American Cancer Society, 1977. Volunteer interpreter-translator Committee on El Salvadoran Refugees, Plainfield, New Jersey, 1985-1986. Committee member Peace and Social Concerns, Society of Friends, Iowa City, 1987-1989.
Board directors Domestic Violence Intervention Project, Iowa City, 1987-1989. Delegate Human Rights Fact-finding Mission to Chile, 1987. Member Johnson County (Iowa) Health Planning Committee, 1988-1989.
Panelist United States Operation in Panama, 1990. Volunteer Spanish teacher Harding Avenue EWlem. School, Virginia, since 1990.
Board directors Free Medical Clinic of New River Valey, Virginia, 1990-1991. Member American Public Health Association, American Association of University Professors, Association American Geographers (urban, medical, socialist and Latin American specialty groups, editor Medical Geography Newsletter), Conference Latin Americanist Geographers, Latin American Studies Association, National Association of Scholars.
Married; 2 children.