Bachelor of arts in astronomy from Harvard College, 1970. Master of science in physics from MIT, 1973. Doctor of philosophy degree in astrophysics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976. Selected in 1987 as SDI-STARLAB-Payload Specialist and was assigned for a StarLab-Mission (originally manifested as STS-50. That designation was given to another flight upon StarLab's cancellation), Served as head of department at TASC in Reading, Massachusetts.
Birth Place: Boston, Massachussetts.