Bachelor, Heidelberg College, 1980. Master of Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1989.
Assistant professor German/Slavics, Temple University, Philadelphia, since 1988.
Member Modern Language Association, German Studies Association, American Association Teachers German, Northeast Modern Language Association.
Married Rosario R. Espinal, August 15, 1984. 1 child, Terez A.