Bachelor in Natural Sciences and Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University, 1984; Master in Mass Communications, University of Minnesota, 1993.
Public relations intern, Brookhaven (New York) National Laboratory, 1983; editor, The Hopkins News-Letter, Baltimore, 1983-1984; reporting intern (part time), Association Press, Baltimore, 1984; reporting intern (part time), The Pittsburgh Press, 1984; life style reporting intern, Milwaukee Journal, 1985; life style reporter, Milwaukee Journal, 1986; reporting intern, Science News, Washington, 1987-1988; reporter, Ann Arbor (Michigan) News, 1988-1991; public information liaison, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, since 1991.
Member American Medical Writers Association, National Association Science Writers, Computer Press Association.
Married Janet Shapiro, June 16, 1991. 1 child, Jacob Shapiro.