Bachelor in English, Florida State University, 1968. Master of Arts in English, Florida Atlantic University, 1977. Postgraduate, Florida Atlantic University, 1983—1986.
Certified teacher supervisor, University Miami, 1978.
English teacher Collier County Schools, Naples, Florida, 1969—1978. Store manager B. Dalton Bookseller, Tampa and Miami, 1979—1986. Professor English Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, 1979—1980.
Academy dean Crown Business Institute, Miami, 1986—1993. Professor English Barry University, 1990—1993, Miami-Dade College, since 1991. Technical writer, copy editor Assurant Solutions, since 1994.
Public director Eyesburg Press, Miami, 1980—1988. Book reviewer Tampa Tribune, 1978—1980. Translations Assurant Solutions, since 1994.
Organizer United Farmworkers of America, Immokalee, Florida, 1970—1971. Builder Habitat for Humanity, Miami, since 1999. Member of Modern Language Association, Society of Poets, National Council Teachers of English.
Children: Jerry Stegmaier, Jose, Heather.