Bachelor summa cum laude, Tufts University, 1985. AM, Brown University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1992.
Freelance writer, since 1985. Editorial intern Simon and Schuster, New York City, 1985-1986. Freelance editor, since 1986.
Fellow Brown University, Providence, 1987-1992. Lecturer University New Hampshire, Durham, since 1993. Lecturer expository writing program Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1994.
Married Lyde Ellen Sizer, August 12, 1989. 1 child, James Faust.