Master of Arts, Rutgers University, 1983. Bachelor of Science, Marietta College, Ohio, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Delaware, 1990.
Museum director University Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, from 1998. Adjunct professor Georgetown University, Washington, from 2001. Assistant professor, museum director Ithaca College, 1991—1998, instructor semester Washington program, from 2001.
Co-project director National Endowment of the Humanities landmarks of American History Summer Workshops, Washington, from 2004.
Member of American Association of Museum, College Art Association.
Married Marie A. Dacchille, December 2, 1983.