Bachelor, California State University, Fullerton, 1977. Master of Arts, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1986.
Lecturer department English, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1985-1990; lecturer department English, Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, 1986-1989; lecturer department English, Columbus State Community College, 1989-1990; assistant professor, Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Kentucky, since 1990.
Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Medieval Academy, Southeastern Medieval Association, International Association Fantastic in the Arts.
Married Anne Marie Weber, June 11, 1991.