Bachelor of Science in English Education summa cum laude, Liberty University, 1986. Master of Arts in English, Hollins College, 1991. Postgraduate, University Virginia, since 1993.
High school English teacher, drama coach, Lynchburg (Virginia) Christian Academy, 1986-1987; assistant band director, Liberty U., Lynchburg, 1987-1991; Professor of English, Liberty U., Lynchburg, since 1991. Choreographer Lynchburg (Virginia) Fine Arts Center, since 1989, children's theatre coordinator, since 1990, performing arts committee, since 1992, director, since 1993.
Member Virginia Women's Studies Association, Sigma Tau Delta (vice president chapter since 1985), Kappa Delta Pi.
Married Tracy Armstrong Cooper, June 7, 1986.