Bachelor, North Central College, 1985. Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1996.
Editorial assistant, American History Review, Bloomington, Indiana, 1990-1994; assistant professor of history, University Texas, San Antonio, since 1994.
Member American History Association, Society French History Studies, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married William V. Bishel, June 3, 1995. 1 child, Erick Guy-Bishel.