Bachelor in English, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1973; Master of Arts in English, Indiana U., 1974; Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1975; postgraduate, Adelphi U., 1981-1982.
Library. Heriot-Watt University Wilson Company, Bronx, New York, 1975-1976, Children's television Workshop, New York City, 1976-1978. Program associate Foundation Center, 1978-1979. Faculty library consultant Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, 1979-1981.
Instructor Brandeis School, Lawrence, New York, 1981-1982. Professor library, chief library York College City University of New York, Jamaica, since 1982. Evening reference library Polytechnic Institute New York, Brooklyn, 1976-1978.
Instructor Malcolm-King: Harlem College Extension, New York City and College Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, New York, 1979-1980. Volunteer basic skills instructor, consultant Queens Day Center Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Jamaica, 1980. Instructor Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, 1979-1981, library, 1980-1981.
Instructor Polytechnic Institute New York, Brooklyn, 1982. Tutor Writing Skills Center York College City University of New York, Jamaica, 1983-1984. Instructor writing Research Foundation City University of New York, New York City, since 1985.
Married Rosalie D. Slifkin, November 23, 1975. Children: Deborah Penney, Charles Scott.