AB, Harvard University, 1980. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, George Washington University, 1992.
Columnist Tennessee Vals, Nashville, since 1994. Also board directors. Columnist Transgender Community News, since 1999.
Board directors Gender Political Action Committee, Washington, 1996-1999. Committee member Center for Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgendered Life, Nashville. Co-founder Magnolia Transgender Alliance, Ashville, North Carolina, since 1994.
Member American History Association, Society History of Technology, Organization American Historians, Tennessee History Society, Phi Kappa Phi.