Bachelor, Wilkes College, 1967. Master of Arts, Lehigh University, 1968. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1972.
Doctor of Philosophy, Emory University, 1975.
Assistant professor Clayton Junior College, Morrow, Georgia, 1975—1976. Professor History Atlanta Metropolitan College, 1976—2002. Editor Southern Jewish History, Ellenwood, Georgia, since 1998.
Visiting professor College William & Mary, 2005. Adjunct instructor DeKalb College, Decatur, Georgia, 1976—1984. General and juvenile mediator, since 2002.
With United States Army, 1969-1972, Vietnam.
Exhibit historian 250 Years of Georgia Jewish History, 1983. Chair humanities team, catalog co-author Creating Community: 150 Years of Atlanta Jewish History, 1994—1995. Member of Organization American Historians (member Curti award committee 2009), Georgia Association Historians (editor 1991-1994, president 1996-1997, Outstanding Career Service award 2002), Southern Jewish History Society (vice president 2004-2005, Jewish History award 2008), Immigration and Ethnic History Society (nominating committee 1998—2000).
Married Sandra G. Woolf, July 1, 1967. Children: Joel, Peter.