George Washington University - Ph.D. (History, 1972) Ohio State University - Ph.D. Candidate (History) University of Oklahoma - M.A. (Political Science) University of Oklahoma - B.A. (History)
Distinguished Historian in Residence American University, 1996 - 2012
Adjunct Professor in History American University, 1986-1988, 1992-1995
Distinguished Visiting Professor in History Arizona State University, January-June 1992
Associate Professor in History American University, 1991
Adjunct Associate Professor in History Tulane University, 1988-1990
Professorial Lecture to Adjunct Associate Professor in History George Washington University, 1970-1985
Consultant, Historical Division, Army Corps of Engineers, 1985-89
Prepared a book length manuscript on the history of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army/Civil Works. Book based upon research in federal records and manuscript collections as well as oral interviews.
Project Director, Committee on the Records of Government, July 1983-April 1985
Chief investigator, administrator, and author with Committee Chairman Ernest R. May of the final report of a foundation funded study sponsored by ACLS, SSRC, and CLR. Creation of the Committee was prompted by a concern for the effect of technological changes (principally computers) on public records and archives.
Historical Consultant, National Academy of Public Administration Panel, "The Role of the president in managing the Federal Government," 1979-80
Organized and coordinated research under direction of Hugh Heclo in four presidential libraries and the National Archives for a group of political scientists preparing issue papers for panel meetings, and books and articles for publication. Prepared chapter for publication on the president and the National Security Council, 1947-1961.
Consultant, Congressional Research Service (Foreign Affairs and National Defense), Library of Congress, September 1978 - January 1979
Researched material in presidential libraries and private manuscript collections for a report on the role of Congress in the Vietnam War. Also conducted oral interviews with former members of Congress and former members of the Executive.
Research Associate, National Study Commission on Records and Documents of Federal Officials, June 1976-May 1977
Initiated and prepared two studies for the Commission;a study of foreign policy records and papers, and a study of government historical offices and public records. Also prepared a study of the federal depository library program, assisted the director in conducting panels and public hearings and assisted in writing and editing the first and subsequent drafts of the Commission report.
Public Advisory Committees and Boards
NSEP/Boren Scholarship Committee, American University, 2005, 2007.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Discipline Advisory Committee in American History, 1995-1996.