Bachelor, Ohio Northern University, 1986. Master of Arts, Ohio Northern University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio Northern University, 1993.
Teacher, Worthington (Ohio) City Schools, 1986-1991; teaching associate, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1991-1993; assistant professor, Mount Vernon (Ohio) Nazarene College, since 1993. Presenter papers in field.
Co-chairman Mansfield Art Center Activities Council, since 1993. Member National Council Teachers of English, International Reading Association.