Bachelor, University Barcelona, Spain, 1985. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1994.
Teacher Spanish and Catalan Escola El Clot, Barcelona, 1986-1988. Instructor University Illinois, Urbana, 1988-1992, research assistant, 1990-1991. Visiting instructor Georgetown University, Washington, 1992-1994, assistant professor, 1994—2000, associate professor, since 2000, chair Spanish and Portuguese department, since 2003.
Visiting instructor Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, 1991-1992.
Member Modern Language Association, Linguistics Society of America.
Married Cristina Sanz, July 30, 1989;1 child, Alexander Morales-Sanz.