Bachelor cum laude, Ohio State University, 1979. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1980. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1984.
Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1989.
Assistant Professor of English, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1987-1994; assistant Professor of English, St. Saint Louis University, since 1994. Visiting scholar Willamette U., Portland, Oregon, 1992.
Member Modern Language Association (delegate 1990-1992), National Women's Studies Association, International James Joyce Foundation, American Conference Irish Studies, Virginia Woolf Society.
Married Morris Beja, June 18, 1990.