I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, educated at Towson University (B.A., Maryland State Teaching Certification) and the University of Maryland (M.A., Ph.D.).  Prior to teaching at Ohio University, I taught at the University of Maryland, Towson University, Frostburg State University, and the Lycée Nicolas Appert in Nantes, France.

I am married to Professor Moretti-Coski, who also teaches French in the Department of Modern Languages at Ohio University.  We have both taught at Ohio University since 2000.

My teaching interests include the literature, philosophy and culture of early modern France (about 1515-1789, give or take), along with intermediate-level French.  My research interests are in philosophies of language and mind in the early-modern period.

I serve on several departmental, college and university committees each year, advise graduate students, undergraduate majors, and undecided Arts and Sciences majors.