Bachelor of Social Work, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 1972. Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 1978. Postgraduate, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, 1992.
Intern department psychiatry, Blue Ridge Mental Health Center, Charlotteville, Virginia, 1975-1976; clinical social worker, Blue Ridge Mental Health Center, Charlotteville, Virginia, 1976-1980; clinical social worker, Youth Superior vena cava syndrome Bureau, Inc., Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1972-1974; clinical social worker, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Charlottesville, 1980-1985; clinical assistant professor psychiatry, University of Virginia, since 1981; faculty member division psychoanalytic studies department psychiatry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1989; psychoanalyst private practice, Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1985.
Member American Psychoanalytic Association, Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Washington Psychoanalytic Society, Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work (president 1989-1991).
Married Mary Elizabeth Tart, July 22, 1972. Children: Richard Cullen, David Emory Hilton.