Bachelor in Philosophy, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1986. Master of Arts in German Literature, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy in German Literature, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2004.
Associate director Program in the Humanities, Chapel Hill, 2004—2006. Assistant professor department foreign language Mississippi State University, Starkville, since 2006.
Board directors, secretary M. Escualita, Chapel Hill, 2002—2005. Member of Modern Language Association, American Society for 18th Century Studies, American Philosophical Association.
Married Michael Tobit Gray, October 3, 1993. Children: Sawyer Tobias, Jasper Thomas.