Bachelor, Georgia State University, 1981. Master of Arts, Georgia State University, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kentucky, 1992.
Teaching fellow University Kentucky, 1985-1990. Assistant professor Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1990—1993, Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, 1993—1999, assistant to president, since 1995, director major gifts, chair humanities, since 2003, associate professor, 2000—2005, professor English, since 2006.
President Task Force on Race Rels., 1992-1993, Task Force on Enrollment, 1994. Member American Association Higher Education, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Southern Humanities Council, Association Literature Students & Critics.
Married Jo Moira Miller, April 22, 1958. Children: Samuel Stephen, Walker Lewis.