Bachelor with 1st class honors, University of King's College, Halifax, 1986. Master of Arts, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 1989. Diplôme d'études approfondies, University Paris IV, 1992.
Junior fellow/tutor University King's College, Halifax, 1989-1991. Co-teacher seminar Ecole Normale Supérieure, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, 1994-1995. Founder, organizer Les Mardis d'Honnorat lecture series Fondation Honnorat, Paris.
Member Modern Language Association.