Bachelor in Philosophy and English, University St. Thomas, Houston, 1980. Master of Arts in Literature, University Houston, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Literature, University Houston, 1996.
Teacher, department chair St. Pius X High School, Houston, 1980—1981. Professor San JAacinto College South, since 1988. Program chair Voices Breaking Boundaries, Houston, 2002.
Member of Bay Area Writers, Readers and Writers.
Married Cynthia Louise Cook, December 20, 1997. Children: Daniel, Christine, Jennifer, Lizzee, Michael J.