Came to the United States, 1950, naturalized, 1955. Dozent, Leningrad U., 1933-1936. Dozent, chairman Slavic department Rostov-on-Don (Russia) U., 1936-1942.
Professor Slavistics, U. Graz, 1945-1950. Lecturer Columbia, 1950. Senior instructor Army Language School, Presidio, Monterey, California, 1950-1957.
Professor Russian Summer School, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1951, 53-59. Associate professor Russian, acting department chairman Georgetown University, 1957-1961. Director, professor Summer Institute Critical Langs., Putney, Vermont, from 1960.
Professor Russian, department chairman Vassar College, 1961-1966. Professor State University N. Albany, 1966-1968. Visiting professor New York University, 1963.
Founder Russian Summer School, Norwich (Vermont) U., director, 1968. Trustee New York Institute Slavistics, 1964-1968.
- Author: (with C. Wolkonsky) Handbook of Russian Roots, 1961. Russian Folklore, 1964. Russian Culture