Bachelor of Arts in German, University of California, Berkeley, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy in German Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1984; Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1976.
Charles Phelps Taft postdoctoral fellow University Cincinnati, 1984-1985. Visiting assistant professor department German University Iowa, Iowa City, 1985-1986. Associate professor department Germanic and Slavic languages University Georgia, Athens, since 1986.
Member Modern Language Association, AATG, German Studies Association, Women in German, Phi Beta Delta.