AB, Harvard University, 1986. AM, Harvard University, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1995.
Assistant State University of New York-Buffalo, History Department, Buffalo, 1996—1999. Assistant professor Brown University, History Department, Providence, since 1999.
Member of Organization of America Historians, American History Association.
Married Katherine Philbrick, January 16, 1963. 1 child Emma Reynolds.