Associate of Arts, Broome Community College, Binghamton, New York, 1975. Bachelor, New York University, 1986. Master of Arts, Case Western Reserve University, 1989.
Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 1994.
Assistant Professor of English, Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) College, since 1994. Chair advisory board Gettysburg Review, 1997-1998, director Writing Center, 1994-1998.
Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers of English, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.
Married Elizabeth Walter. Three children.