I received a BA in Art from CUNY, Queens College, an MFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, an MA in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University, and earned my Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Buffalo, SUNY. Until recently I held the position of gallery director and curator at the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo. I live in Rochester, NY with my partner and his dog.