Bachelor in English, Albright College, 1988. Master of Arts in English, Lehigh University, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Lehigh University, 1994.
Assistant professor English Salem College, North Carolina, 1994—2001, associate professor, since 2001, chair department, 2001—2003, director Writing Center, 1994—2002. Editor International Thonton Wilder Society, since 2009.
Member of Modern Language Association, Association Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, National Council Teachers English, Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States.