Bachelor in English, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1989. Master of Arts in Geography, University Minnesota, 2004. Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University Minnesota, 2007.
Editor Comico the Comic Company, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1989-1990. Editorial assistant Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1990-1991, production editor, 1991-1994. Managing editor Artforum Magazine, New York City, 1994—1996, Andy Warhol Foundation Visual Arts, 1997—1999.
Senior copy editor Random House, 1999—2002. Project manager Municipal Art Society New York, 2007. Freelance editor, since 1994.
Senior editor American Planning Association, since 2008. Visiting lecturer Carleton College, University Minnesota.
Figurehead The New Nothing, Brooklyn, since 1994. Member Players Club.