Student, St. Francis College, Pennsylvania, 1949. Bachelor, University South Carolina, 1951. Master of Arts, University South Carolina, 1952.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Tennessee, 1956.
Instructor English Texas Technology University, 1956-1957. Assistant professor University South Carolina, 1957-1959, St. Bonaventure (New York ) University, 1959, associate professor, 1960-1965, professor, since 1965, assistant dean., 1967-1969, dean arts and science, 1969-1974. Visiting professor University Tennessee, 1961-1962, University Wisconsin, summer 1965.
Member American Association of University Professors, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, New England Modern Language Association, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Epsilon Sigma (vice president 1968-1970, president 1971-1974).
Married Maria Antonia Letro, June 10, 1961. Children: Michael Boyd, Gretchen Maria.