Bachelor of Science, University Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, 1979. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1993.
Assistant professor University Central Arkansas, Conway, since 1991. Instructor Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1989-1990. Member scholarship committee, curriculum committee University Central Arkansas.
Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American Students Association, Sigma Delta Pi (president 1987-1989).
Married Linda Joy Spinar, December 21, 1990. 1 child, Gabriela.