Bachelor of Arts, City College of New York, 1939. Master of Arts (scholar), Fordham University, 1945. (American Foundation for Blind scholar), U. Mexico, 1946.
Doctor of Philosophy (New York State Vocational Rehabilitation Services scholar), Columbia University, 1969.
Director, Imerti Modern Language Institute, New York City, 1943-1950. Adjunct assistant professor speech Yeshiva University, New York City, 1950-1959. Professor Romance languages New School for Social Research, New York City, 1951-1971, founding chairman foreign language department, 1960-1964.
Adjunct associate professor Spanish, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1973-1974.
Educational consultant Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital., 1966-1968. Writer in residence Ossabaw Island Project, Savannah, Georgia, 1980.
Resident scholar American Academy Rome, 1980-1981. Research grantee to Mexico, Italy and France, 1946, 49.
Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Renaissance Society of America, American-Italy Society, American Association Teachers Italian, Modern Language Association.
Married Frances Prochep, March 25, 1951.