Bachelor, Henderson State University, 1957. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy., Duke University, 1966.
Tutor of English, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1960-1962; Professor of English and cinema, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, 1962-1975; director arts, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, 1976; vice president, Learning in Focus, Inc., New York City, 1976-1984; president, Lumiere Prodns., New York City, since 1984.
Married Merrill Ann Maguire, August 19, 1960 (divorced). Children: Sylvia Merrill, John Adam.