Bachelor, Rani Parvati Devi College, Belgaum, India, 1969. Master of Arts, University Mysore, India, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Mysore, India, 1977.
Lecturer English, St. Philomena College, Mysore, 1977-1979. University Grants Commission research fellow University Mysore, 1974-1977, lecturer English, 1979-1986, reader, 1986-1998, professor, since 1998. Director The Athenians, repertory theatre, Mysore, since 1979.
Member American Studies Research Center (life), Dhvanyaloka (life).
Married Sheila Bessont Thomas, May 20, 1975.