Bachelor Summa cum laude, English and Music, Stony Brook University, New York, 1992. Master of Arts in Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, University Chicago, 2009.
Lecturer Writing Program, University Chicago, 1997—1998. Professor, humanities department Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, since 1999.
Member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Shari Stone-Mediatore, August 7, 1993.