Bachelor, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1952. Master of Arts, University Oklahoma, 1954. Postgraduate, University Oklahoma, 1957—1958.
Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1965.
Free lance television writer, New York City, 1956—1957. Professor journalism, English Cameron State University, Oklahoma, 1959—1960. Professor creative writing Pittsburg State University, since 1960.
With Signal Corps United States Army, 1952-1954, Korea.
Active Crawford County History Society, Pittsburg Area Arts and Crafts Players. Member of American Association of University Professors, American Humanist Association, American Film Institute, Kansas Association Teachers English, National Association Teachers English.