Bachelor, University Dayton, 1986. Master of Arts, University Dayton, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 2005.
Assistant professor Missouri State University, Springield, since 2005.
Advisory board Catholic Campus Ministry, Springfield, since 2006. Member of Catholic Biblical Association, Society Biblical Literature (steering committee member 2009, Regional Scholar award 2008).
Married Timothy Howard Baynes, June 3, 1989. 1 child Evan Daniel.