Bachelor in English, University Colorado, 1975. Master of Arts in English, University Denver, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Denver, 1983.
Lecturer, U. Denver, 1981-1983; visiting assistant professor, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1983-1984; assistant professor, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1984-1990; associate Professor of English, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, since 1990.
Member Modern Language Association, Delaware Valley Medieval Association, Medieval Academy.
Married John Stewart Lionarons, July 25, 1983.