PhD in History, University of Toronto, 1983; MA in History, Duke University, 1976; BA in History, University of Toronto, 1975.
Historian at the Department of National Defence 1981-1990, then Senior Historian, 1991-1998. Contributed to the official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was leader of the Royal Canadian Navy official history team.
Head of the Exhibition Development and Historical Research Division at the Canadian War Museum, 1998-2001, and then Deputy Director of the museum, 2001-2003. In these positions, I led exhibition development for the new museum building at Vimy Place in Ottawa. I came to Laurier in 2004.
I am currently working on a documents volume on the origins and early development of the Canadian navy, 1867-1923 (with Professor Emeritus Barry Gough), and a biographical and historiographical study of the first Canadian academic military historians, 1936-1967. I can, however, never resist further work in my first research interest, the history of the army in the Maritime Provinces, from the 1850s through the Second World War.