Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1968. Bachelor of Science, Towson State University, 1976. Master of Arts, University Delaware, 1982.
Mechanic engineer, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point, Maryland., 1968-1980; archival assistant, Hagley Library., Greenville, Delaware, 1982-1983; historian, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York City, 1983-1984; curator, Sloss Furnaces National History Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama, 1984-1988; curator, Detroit History Museum, 1988-1991; curator, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, since 1991. Consultant History Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1987, State History Society of Wisconsin, 1991-1992, Art & Architecture Thesaurus, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1992.
Curator museum exhibit Under the Skin: The Changing Anatomy of American Automobiles, 1989, Made in America, 1992. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society For Industrial Archeology (board directors 1986-1989, nominating committee 1989-1992), Society for History of Technology, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Julia Kathleen Hayes, June 22, 1968.