Master of Arts in English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in English linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, 1988. Postdoctoral, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, 1995.
Assistant Adam Mickiewicz University, 1984—1988, adjunct, 1988—1997, professor, 1997—2003, since 2003, head, school English, since 2005, director, interdisciplinary center speech, language processing.
Member of Local Search Association, Society Linguistic Europaea (nominating committee member since 2006), International Association University Professors English International Association of University Professors of English, Linguistics Committee Polish Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea, Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters (Poznan chapter council member 2005).
Children: Magda Katarzyna Kolaczyk, Katarzyna Wieslawa Kolaczyk.