Bachelor in Classics, Beloit College, 1978; Master of Arts in Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1984; Master of Arts in Classics, University of Wisconsin, 1990; Doctor of Philosophy in Classics, University of Wisconsin, 1995.
Teacher Keith School, Rockford, Illinois, 1985—1988. Lecturer, classics University Wisconsin, Madison, 1993—1994. Senior lecturer, classics Ohio State University, Columbus, 1995—1997.
Lecturer humanities Wright College, 1999—2002, chairman humanities, art, foreign languages, 2000—2005, assistant professor humanities, 2002—2008, associate professor, since 2008. Adjunct professor DePaul University School New Learning, since 2006.
Married Thomas Hoffer, July 12, 1986.