Bachelor with honors, University Michigan, Dearborn, 1990. Master of Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, College William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2003.
Adjunct assistan professor history Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Virginia, 1997—2004. Assistant professor history University Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, since 2004. Visiting assistant professor history College of William & Mary, 2003—2004.
Member of Society Military History, New England History and Genealogical Society, American History Association, Organization American Historians (chairman state membership 2006), Omohundro Institute Early American History and Culture (associate), Phi Alpha Theta (life).
Married Tisha Mae Montanaro, July 10, 1993.