He received a Phd in Mathematics from the Universisty of New Mexico in 1977. He was an Associate Research Scientist in the Magneto Fluid Dynamics Division, Courant Institute, NYU from 1978-1982. He joined the faculty at Baruch College in 1983. He moved to the College of Staten Island in 1983 and has been on the CSI mathematics faculty from 1986 to the present. His research area is analysis and computation of partial differential equations. His work is primarily on the kinetic equations of plasma physics.