Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute logoDoctor of Philosophy, Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1991.
Dissertation: The life and death of generative semantics.
Supervisor: S. Michael Halloran.

Master of Science, Technical Communication, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986.
Minor: Graphic Communication.
(Nonthesis program.)

Master of Science, Experimental Linguistics, University of Alberta, 1985.
Thesis: Acoustic dimensions of functor comprehension in Broca's aphasia.
Supervisor: Lois Marckworth Stanford.

Master of Arts, English Literature, Dalhousie University, 1982.
Thesis: Romance structures in the novels of Henry Fielding.
Supervisor: Bruce Stovel.

Bachelor of Arts, Honours English Literature, Queen's University, 1980.
Minor: Philosophy.
Additional undergraduate work at the University of Lethbridge

Other programmes

Usability, online technology, and graphic communication, Technical Writers' Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986.
Online documentation and graphic communication; Human Performance Associates, 1988.