Bachelor, University Chicago, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, City University of New York, 1994.
Assistant editor, Jewish Frontier, New York City, 1986-1987; copy editor, Israel Horizons, New York City, 1989-1991; editor-in-chief, Response Magazine, Inc., New York City, 1989-1993; instructor, Baruch College, New York City, 1990-1993; chief manuscript editor, Yale Boswell Edits., 1994-1996; acquisitions editor, UAHC Press, since 1996.
President North America Jewish Students Appeal, New York City,, 1989-1991, chairpersonn Na'aleh camp committee, since 1996. Member Modern Language Association, Northeast Modern Language Association, Poe Studies Association, Jack London Society, Melville Society, Crane Society.
Married Sharon Lovett, June 9, 1991.