Bachelor in Mathematics, Frostburg (Maryland) State University, 1986. Master of Arts in Economics, West Virginia University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, West Virginia University, 1993.
Research assistant professor Regional Research Institute, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1993-1994. Director institution research Allegheny College, Cumberland, Maryland, since 1994. Senior research fellow Spatial Modelling Center, Kiruna, Sweden, since 1998.
President eQuotient, Inc., since 1999.
City councilman, Cumberland, since 2000. Member Regional Science Association International, Regional Studies Association.
Married Olga Nikolaevna Priadkina, December 30, 1994 (divorced November 1998).