Bachelor of Science in Anthropology cum laude, Kansas State University, 1978. Master of Science in Journalism, Kansas University, 1982.
Research assistant department anthropology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1979; reporter, The Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Kansas, 1981-1983; co-manager, Doc's B.R. Others Restaurant, Tempe, Arizona, 1983-1985; information specialist, Arizona State University New Bureau, Tempe, 1985-1987; assistant director, Arizona State University New Bureau, Tempe, 1987-1996; interim director, Arizona State University New Bureau, Tempe, 1996-1997; science writer-editor Office Research Communications, U. Georgia, Athens, 1997-1998; science writer, University of Chicago News Office, since 1998. Consultant Arizona Science Center, 1995-1996.
Board of directors Children's Museum of Metro Phoenix, 1988. Member National Association Science Writers, Arizona Archaeol. Society (board directors Phoenixchpt.
1987-1988), Rio Salado Rowing Club (charter member 1995-1997).
Married Susan Camille Keaton, May 18, 1984, (divorced July 2001).