Bachelor, Bellarmine College, 1967. Master of Education, Spaulding University, 1969.
Assistant superintendent, Illinois Department Corrections, Joliet, 1970-1971; regional director, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Chicago, 1971-1974; instructor, Chicago State University, since 1977; assistant director, John Howard Association, Chicago, 1975-1976; executive director, John Howard Association, Chicago, since 1977. Member Illinois Juvenile Justice Committee, Chicago, 1985-1986. Board directors National Commision on Correctional Health Care, Chicago.
Member American Correctional Association (president Illinois chapter 1980-1981, distinguished service award 1994).
Son of Raymond and Helen (Kennedy) M. Divorced; children: Kate, Timothy, Colleen.