Born to Harry Joseph and Helen Louise (Abel) Ragen in San Diego, CA.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College.
Earns a Master of Arts from Princeton University.
Is a lecturer at Princeton University through 1988.
Is a lecturer at Bryn Mawr College through 1987.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton University.
Teaches as an assistant associate professor and then full professor at Southern Illinois University through 1993.
Writes “Tom Wolfe: A Critical Companion.”
Teaches as an assistant associate professor and full professor at Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College.
Teaches as a professor until 2013.
Writes “A Wreck on the Road to Damascus.”
Receives the Design Award for The Best Heraldic Design of The Year from The American Heraldry Society.
Teaches as a visiting professor at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Produces the CD “Words to Music: Songs of Eugene Field” featuring Christine Brewer and Scott Kennebeck.