Bachelor, University Chicago, 1986. Master of Arts, University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1994.
Assistant professor St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, 1994—1995. Assistant professor English Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1995—2000, associate professor English, since 2000. Graduate coordinator, department English Colorado State University, 2001—2002, women's studies program affiliated faculty member.
Member of Shakespeare Association American, Phi Beta Kappa.