Bachelor in International Studies, American University, 1972. Master of Science in Horticulture, Rutgers University, 1988.
Adjunct instructor biology Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey, 1980-1991. Teaching assistant/adjunct Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 1984-1987. Teacher biology Millburn (New Jersey) High School, 1987-1989.
Research assistant Center for Agricultural Molecular Biology Rutgers University, 1990. Teaching laboratory manager William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, 1991-1992. Associate professor Hazard (Kentucky) Community and Technology College, since 1992.
Member Perry County Humane Society, Hazard, since 1993. Member Kentucky Academy Sciences, Mensa (area coordinator), AAWCC (vice president Hazard chapter).