Bachelor, University Kansas, 1977. Master of Arts, University Kentucky, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1984.
English instructor, Centro Colombo-Americano, Bogota, Colombia, 1980; assistant professor department romance languages, U. Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1984-1992; assistant professor foreign languages, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1992-1996; associate professor Spanish and L.Am. studies, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, since 1996.
Member Modern Language Association, Latin American Studies Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Rosario Nolasco, August 17, 1985. Children: Christopher William, Joseph Anthony.