Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1986; Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1988; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1993.
Lecturer history, California State University, Northridge, 1993-1994; lecturer religious studies, California State University, Long Beach, 1994; Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellow, lecturer humanities, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1994-1995; instructor history, Pasadena (California) City College, since 1995. Visiting assistant professor University of California at Los Angeles, since 1995.
Member American History Association, American Jewish History Association, Organisation American Historians.
Married Marci Ellen Levine, July 3, 1994. 1 child, Rebecca Hannah.