Bachelor, University Memphis, 1974. Master of Arts, Mississippi State University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Alabama, 1982.
Instructor literature, Birmingham-Southern College, 1981-1982; instructor literature and communications, California State University, Bakersfield, 1982-1986; assistant professor literature, California State University, San Bernardino, 1986-1992; associate professor, coordinator American Studies program, California State University, San Bernardino, since 1992.
Tribal member Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Board directors, vice president, member professional advisory county Riverside (California) and San Bernardino County American Indian Center. Member Modern Language Association, Inland Area Native American Association (advisory county, consultant editor association newsletter), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Civil Liberties Union, Gay American Indians, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Gamma Delta. M C.