Instructor English, University of Minnesota, 1942-1943, Cornell Univercity, 1946-1947. Assistant Professor of English, Swarthmore College, 1947-1950, from assistant to associate professor, 1952-1957, director Bell Program in Liberal Arts for Executives, 1956-1957. Visiting Professor of English, U. Massachusetts, summer 1956.
Professor of English, dean School Arts and Science, U. Delaware, 1957-1965. President State University New York at Binghamton, 1965-1971. Vice chancellor academic programs State University New York, Albany, 1971-1976.
University professor humanities Upstate Medical Center, State University New York, Syracuse, 1976-1985. Active Boy Scouts American. Board directors American Humanities Center 1958-1985.
Served with United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946, 50-52. Member College English Association (director) 1951-1952, 60-63, president 1953), Association Land Grant Colleges State Universities (chairman div. arts and science 1963), Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, American Association University Professors, Eastern Association College Deans, American Conference Academy Deans, Society Advancement Education (trustee 1966), Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi.