AB, Wake Forest University, 1974. Bachelor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1976. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1977.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1979.
Associate professor English Rice University, Houston, since 1979.
Organist 1st Presbyterian Church, Houston, since 1982. Patron Houston Grand Opera, since 1982. Bd.d irs. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, 1983.
Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (secretary 1982-1983), Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta (president 1973-1974). Clubs: University, Houston Country.