Bachelor, Eckerd College, 1974. Master of Arts, University Tulsa, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University South Carolina, 1981.
Women's tennis coach Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1986-2000, assistant professor English, 1981-1998, professor English, since 1998.
Youth soccer coach American Youth Soccer Organization, Spartanburg, 1988-1998. Youth basketball coach Advent Church, Spartanburg, 1990-1997.
Married Kathy Jackson, August 10, 1974. Children: Hayley Kathleen, Dylan Reed.