Bachelor in English & Music, Emory University, 1977. Master of Arts in English, University Delaware, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Delaware, 1984.
Assistant professor humanities, Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1984-1989; assistant head humanities, Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1985-1986; associate professor humanities, Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1989-1991; professor, chair English, Newberry (South Carolina.) College, since 1992. Referee South Carolina. Arts Commission, Columbia South Carolina., since 1993.
Trustee International James Joyce Foundation, since 1996. Secretary Council Editors Learned Journals, since 1997. Member National Council Teachers English, American Conference Irish Studies, James Joyce Foundation, Trustee (since 1996), Heraldry Society Ireland (founding member), Modern Language Association, Council of Editors and Learned Journals.
Married Catherine Alexander Large Lower, December 29, 1980.