Bachelor, Howard University, 1970. Master of Arts, Howard University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Howard University, 1994.
Master of Arts in International Affairs, Columbia University, 1983.
English teacher St. Hugh's High School, Kingston, Jamaica, 1972-1973, Bishop's High School, Georgetown, Guyana, 1973-1979. Professor City University of New York, New York City, 1983-1986, Howard University, Washington, 1986-1994, Bowie (Maryland) State University, since 1994.
Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, Middle Atlantic Writers Association (board directors).