Bachelor, Louisiana State University, 1975. Master of Science, Louisiana State University, 1978. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1983.
Private practice translator, Freiburg, Germany, 1973-1975. Test construction specialist Louisian Civil Service Department, Baton Rouge, 1975-1976. Serials library University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1978-1981.
Instructor University California, Berkeley, 1981-1983, Germanic library, since 1983, department chair, 1992-1996, associate U, Library. Humanities and Area Studies, since 1996. Consultant linguistics department University California, Berkeley, 1989.
Member Nebraska Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra, Lincoln, 1979. Board directors East Bay Suzuki Music Association, Berkeley, 1981-1983. Member Modern Language Association, American Library Association, Western European Specialist Section (chair 1993-1994), Medieval Association of the Pacific, Beta Phi Museum.
Married Elisabeth Marie Aurelle, July 17, 1974. 1 child, Bela.