Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Ithaca College, New York, 1990. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2004.
Postdoctoral fellow, critical writing University Pennsylvania, 2004—2005. Assistant professor, communications University South Florida, Tampa, since 2005. Research associate Cultural Indicators Project, Philadelphia, 1998—2001.
Member Phi Kappa Phi, 1989—1990.
Member of National Communications Association (treasurer, social construction division since 2010).