Bachelor with distinction, George Washington University, 1975. Master of Philosophy with distinction, Rutgers University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1983.
Lecturer, consultant Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, 1982—1984. Assistant professor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 1984—1986. Assistant professor English University Connecticut, West Hartford, 1986—1992, associate professor English Storrs, West Hartford, since 1992.
Member advisory board Irish Studies, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since 1992. Reviewer Literature, Interpretation, Theory, Storrs, Connecticut, 1998, University Wisconsin Press, Madison, since 2002. Conference lecturer University College Dublin, University College Galway, Ireland, Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland, University Limerick, Ireland.
Married Margaret V. Deitz, July 19, 1986. Children: Deirdre V., Thomas Sullivan.