Bachelor in Comparative Literature, University Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 1984; Master of Arts in Latin America Poetry, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1986; Doctor of Philosophy in Latin America Baroque, University Cincinnati, 1990.
Teaching assistant State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1984—1986, University Cincinnati, 1986—1988. Instructor Ohio State University, Columbus, 1988—1990. Professor Ohio University, Athens, since 1990.
Activitst, board member United Campus Ministry, Athens, Ohio, 1993—2003, Member of Modern Language Association, International Institute Iberoamerican Literature, Latin America Studies Association.