Bachelor, University South Dakota, 1960. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Alabama, 1968.
Master of Science, University South Alabama, 1986.
From instructor to professor Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, 1963—1983, professor, since 1983, chair department foreign language, 1971—2008, chair division language and literature, 1992—1999. Graduate assistant University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1965—1967.
Member of South Eastern Council Latin American Studies, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Kappa Delta Pi.