Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1985. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1996.
Teaching assistant department Spanish/Portuguese University Wisconsin, Madison, 1985-1987. Graduate assistant department romance languages and literature University Florida, Gainesville, 1987-1994. Assistant professor Spanish Mars Hill (North Carolina) College, since 1996.
Student assistant Health Education, University Florida Student Health Care Center, co-coordinator Peer Education Programs, Student Health Care Center, 1992. Visiting professor Spanish Warren Wilson College, 1994-1996.
Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Delta Sigma Pi.