Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1970.
Assistant professor economic planning Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1968-1975, associate professor, 1975-1987. Professor urban policy and economics University Louisville, since 1988, director Center for Environmental Policy and Management, since 1992. Research director Institute Public Leadership & Public Affairs Northern Kentucky University, 2005—2007.
Chief economist The Evangelical Presbyterian Systems Group, since 2007. President The Evangelical Presbyterian Systems Group, Inc., Covington, since 1981. Research associate American Bar Association, Washington, 1976-1977.
Senior research associate Central European Initiative Consultant, Ltd., London, 1985-1989. Consultant The Planning Exchange, Glasgow, Scotland, 1985-1989.
Committeeman Centre County (Pennsylvania) Democratic Committee, 1972-1984, vice chairman, 1974-1976. Consultant community development organizations, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia, Colorado, Eis., Missouri, South Carolina, since 1973. Policy strategist Bill Wachob for Congress Campaign, Centre County, 1984, 86.
Economic development administrator United States Department Commerce, 1999. Member Kentuckians Commonwealth, since 1988. Member American Economics Association, American Planning Association, Policy Studies Organization, Urban Affairs Association, Union for Radical Political Economics (editor 1972-1984, executive committee 1975-1976), Conference Socialist Economists (United Kingdom) (steering committee 1985-1986), Sports Car Club American (flagging and communications worker).
Married Goldee E. Hecht, January 22, 1967 (divorced November 1983). Children: Lewis A., Aviva B. Married Kristen R. Yount, September 11, 1993.