AB cum laude, Holy Cross College, 1986; Master of Arts in English and American Literature, Harvard University, 1988; Doctor of Philosophy in English and American Literature, Harvard University, 1996.
Harper postdoctoral fellow in humanities University Chicago, 1995-1997. Assistant professor English Marquette University, 1997—2003, Providence College, 2003—2005, associate professor English, since 2005.
Member Modern Language Association, American Studies Association.
1 child, Daniel Alejandro.