Bachelor in Philosophy, Yale University, 1979; Master of Arts in English Literature, Columbia University, 1981; Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Cornell Univercity, 1989.
Research assistant, Free U. Berlin, 1984-1986; comparative literature instructor, Free U. Berlin, 1986-1987; assistant professor German, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1987-1988; assistant professor German, Loyola University, Chicago, 1988-1994; associate professor German, Loyola University, Chicago, since 1995. Lecturer in field, since 1987.
Big Brother, New Haven, Connecticut, 1975-1979. Volunteer Halfway-House for Ex-Offenders, New Haven, 1978. Member International Association Philosophy and Literature, North American Society for Study of Romanticism, Semiotics Society of America, American Association Teachers of German, Modern Language Association, Comparative Literature Association.