Bachelor, Florida State University, 1975. Master of Arts, Florida Atlantic University, 1982. Master of Library Science, Florida State University, 1986.
Doctor of Philosophy, Temple University, 1990.
Library. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, since 1986. Professor history Temple University, since 1992. Trustee David Library. of America Revolution, Washington's Crossing, Pennsylvania, 2000-2001, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, 1995-2002, library oversight committee, History Society of Pennsylvania.
Managing editor The Mendel Newsletter, Philadelphia, since 1992. Member selection committee Fulbright Foundation, 1996-1998. Member examination development committee Academy Certified Archivists, 1997-1999, chairman American Counseling Association Task Force on Archive Education, 1999-2001.
Member editorial advisory board Digital Image Archive of Eugenics. Regent Academy Certified Archivists, since 2001. Member strategic planning board College Physicians Philadelphia, since 2004.
Member American Library Association, Society of America Archivists (chair Archival Educator's Roundtable 1996-1997), National Council on Public History, Fulbright Association, Organization of America Historians, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Cynthia J. Navarre, July 1, 1977 (divorced 1996). Children: Allison P., Rachael J. Married Beth A. Bensman, December 20, 2003.