Bachelor, Georgetown University, Washington, 1979. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Brown University, Rhode Island, 1992.
Professor English Fordham College, New York City, 1990—1999, Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts, since 1999.
Member of Society Early Modern Women, Margaret Cavendish Society, Renaissance Society of America, Shakespeare Associate American.
Married Kenneth William Fain. 1 child Alexander Wever Gim-Fain.