Diploma, University Aix-en-Provence, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Davis, 1996.
Assistant-in-residence Wellesley (Massachusetts) College, 1987-1988. French lecturer San Diego State University, 1989-1991. Teaching assistant of French University California, Davis, 1991-1996.
Visiting assistant professor French Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1996-1997. Assistant professor French Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, since 1997.
Member Modern Language Association, Alpha Delta Phi.
Married Richard Brian Paulsen, July 21, 1990.