Student, University Munich student, Free University of Berlin Bachelor in German Literature with honors, Swarthmore College, 1965; Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Arts) History of Islamic Art and Architecture, Harvard University, 1972.
Lecturer department history in art, U. Victoria, B.C., 1971-1972;
assistant professor, U. Victoria, B.C., 1972-1975;
associate professor, U. Victoria, B.C., 1975-1980;
professor, U. Victoria, B.C., since 1980;
associate dean, U. Victoria, B.C., 1982-1985;
Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, U. Victoria, B.C., 1985-1998;
executive director office of international affairs, U. Victoria. Visiting professor University of Minnesota, U. Washington, University of Chicago. Specialist in Iranian painting, Mughal painting in India, Islamic calligraphy and Sultanate architecture in medieval India.
Vice president, board directors McPherson Foundation. Member, board directors Innovation and Development Corporation, U. Victoria.
Married Hyesoon Kim; children: Nicholas, Bronwen, Emily.