Bachelor, Case Western Reserve University, 1970. Master of Science in Library. Science, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1983.
Library. Cleveland Public Library., 1969—1973. Associate professor Atlanta University, 1976—1987. Assistant director public libraries Saginaw, 1987—1990.
Director statewide library programs Michigan, 1990—1992. Chief humanities and social services division Library. Congress, from 1992; adjunct professor University Michigan, 1988—1990, Wayne State University, 1990—1992.
Member advisory board Library. Qua, 1985—1990; board directors Library. Waves, 1985—1988.
Member of American Library Association, Michigan Library. Association, Mensa, Alpha Phi Alpha, Beta Phi Mu.
Children: Lydia Yvonne, Stephen Christopher.