Student, Cambridge University, 1984. Bachelor magna cum laude, University Virginia, 1985. Master of Arts, New York University, 1986.
Doctor of Philosophy with distinction, New York University, 1991.
Preceptor expository writing program, New York University, 1986-1989; preceptor department English, New York University, 1989-1990; visiting assistant professor department English, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1991-1994; assistant professor department English, City College/CUNY, New York City, since 1994. Tutor higher education opportunity program Fordham University, 1988-1989. Presenter in field.
Member Modern Language Association, Society for Study of Women in the Renaissance, Renaissance Society of America, Spenser Society, Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Shakespeare Association American, 16th Century Studies Society.