Bachelor magna cum laude, University Puerto Rico, 1978. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1982.
Assistant professor Sacred Heart University, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1982-1984. Lecturer University Houston, Houston Chamber C., 1985-1987. Visiting assistant professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1987-1988.
Lecturer University Maryland extension, Izmir, Turkey, 1989. Visiting assistant professor Inter-American University, San German, Puerto Rico, 1991. Professor Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois, since 1991.
Translator Center for Environmental Research, San Juan, 1983, 84, Puerto Rico Water Resources Authority, San Juan, 1983, 84.
Member Logan Elementary Parent-Teachers Association Board, Moline, 1996-1997. Board directors Moline Council for Gifted. Member National Council For Teacher Education, Illinois Association Teachers English, Butterworth Parent-Teachers Association, Washington Parent-Teachers Association.
Married Gultekin Badur, May 21, 1985. Children: Ahmet, Mehmet.