Bachelor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1989. Master of Letters., University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oregon, 1997.
Graduate research fellow Oregon Humanities Institute, University Oregon, Eugene, 1996. Research fellow Calgary (Alberta, Canada) Institute for Humanities, University Calgary, 1997. Fulbright fellow to Canada Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1997-1998.
Chair English, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, since 1998.