Master of Arts in German, University Freiburg, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy of English, University Freiburg, 1990.
Graduate research assistant University Freiburg, Germany, 1986-1990. Assistant professor University Osnabrück, Germany, 1991-1992, University Stuttgart, Germany, 1992-2001. Professor Technology University, Braunschweig, Germany, since 2001.
With German Navy, 1978-1979. Member Modern Language Association, German Association American Studies, Association Canada Studies in German Speaking Countries.
Married Sabine Kröger, July 4, 1994. 1 child, Josephine.