Bachelor in English and Art History, University Tennessee, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tennessee, 1991. Master of Arts in English, Middle Tennessee State University, 1984.
Secondary English teacher, Tullahoma (Tennessee) City Schools, 1969-1981, 82-83; graduate teaching assistant, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, 1981-1982; instructor, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, 1985-1987; graduate teaching. assistant, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1983-1985, 87-91; assistant Professor of English, Pellissippi State Technology Community College, Knoxville, since 1991. Adjunct instructor Maryville (Tennessee) College, 1989.
Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Phi Kappa Phi.