Bachelor in English, Colorado State University, Denver, 1991. Master of Arts in English, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2000.
Professor of English San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico, since 2001, English program coordinator, since 2007.
Member of Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Two-Year College Association, League for Innovation in the Community College.
Married Clilnton J. Gerstner, August 1, 1992. Children: Isabelle Olivia Gerstner, Alec James Gerstner.