Bachelor, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2000. Master of Arts, Clemson University, South Carolina, 1991.
Assistant, associate, & full professor Murray State University, Kentucky, since 2000. Academy dean Commonwealth Honors Academy, Murray, since 2005.
Founder & director Murray Shakespeare Festival, 2002—2008. Member of International Congress Medieval Studies, Southeastern Medieval Association, Murray Rotary Club, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Laurie Malpass, June 30, 1991. Children: Ashlee, Lauren, Hannah.