Bachelor, University Puerto Rico, 1976. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1981.
Assistant professor Spanish, U. Maine, Orono, 1981-1984; from assistant professor to associate professor Spanish, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1984-1992; professor Spanish, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, since 1992. Director summer program in Spain, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1987, 88, secretary faculty senate, 1992, foreign and international studies county, 1985-1987, program and budget county, 1987-1990, Latin American studies county, 1986-1988, audio-visual committee, 1986-1987, committee in oversea programs and exchanges, since 1989, chairman departmental task force on undergraduate teaching, 1989-1990, human relations county, since 1992, secretary 5 campus faculty senates consultative group.
Member Northeast Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Northeast Council Latin America Studies, International Institute Iberoam. Literature, Internaat. Association Hispanists.