Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1945. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1946. Doctor of Education, New York University, 1961.
Instructor, Kalamazoo (Michigan) College, 1946-1947; instructor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio., 1947-1950; instructor, Queens College, New York City, 1950-1955; assistant professor, Adelphi U., Garden City, New York, 1956-1986; emeritus professor speech, Adelphi U., Garden City, New York, since 1986.
Chair museum committee Brooklyn History Society, Brooklyn, since 1983, secretary, since 1988. Member Victorian Society in American (life), Eastern Speech Association (life, archivist 1965-1983), Salmagundi Club.