Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1991. Master of Arts, University Maryland, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1997.
Instructor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1995-1997; instructor, Montgomery College, Takoma, Maryland., 1995-1997; assistant professor, Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, since 1997.
Volunteer, campaign aide Democratic National Committee, Montgomery County, 1997. Member Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society, Zeta Phi Beta.