Bachelor, University Texas, El Paso, 1975. Master of Arts, University Texas, El Paso, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, New Mexico State University, 1988.
Teacher secondary English, Gadsden Schools, Anthony, New Mexico, 1976-1980; instructor, El Paso Community College, 1983-1984; instructor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1984-1990; assistant Professor of English, U. Tampa, since 1991. Advisory board National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking Instructor, Rohnert Park, California, since 1991.
Member American Association of University Professors (secretary since 1991).
1 child, Richard William.