Bachelor, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, 1983. Master of Arts in Teaching, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992.
Instructor Spanish, Indiana University, 1983-1989, coordinator Spanish, 1989-1990. Assistant professor San Jose (California) State University, 1990-1992. Instructor Portuguese, Mission College, Santa Clara, California, 1992.
Assistant professor and coordinator Spanish, University Hawaii, Honolulu, since 1992. Visiting lecturer University Seville, Spain, 1985-1986. Portuguese translator General Telephone, Honolulu, 1993.
Member Modern Language Association, National Reading Conference, American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (national award committee for outstanding teacher of culture 1993), American Association Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, California Language Teachers Association, Hawaii Association Language Teachers, Academy Alliance (treasurer 1992-1995).