Bachelor in English, Temple University, 1961. Master of Arts in English, Temple University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature, University Chicago, 1969.
Instructor English Kent (Ohio) State University, 1963—1965. Teaching fellow University Chicago, 1968—1969. Assistant professor English University Cincinnati, 1969—1975.
Marking system consultant UARCO, Inc., Great Lakes Region, 1981—1984, senior product manager Barrington, Illinois, 1984—1991, NCR, Inc., Miamisberg, Ohio, 1991—1992. Manager marking system Premier Print, Chicago, from 1993. President Hrothgar Enterprises, LLC, Dayton, Ohio, from 1999.
Assistant professor English Wilberforce (Ohio) University, from 2001. Adjunct instructor English University Cincinnati, 1977—1983, William Rainey Harper Community College, Palatine, Illinois, 1984—1990.
Member Simon Wiesuthal Foundation, Los Angeles, from 1996. Charter member Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, from 2001. Member of Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, Wilberforce University Faculty Association (tenure committee 2003).
Children: Ilana Michelle, Laura Suzanne.