Bachelor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1947; Bachelor with highest honor, University of Wisconsin, 1950; Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1951; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1955; postgraduate, Courtauld Institute, 1953.
Instructor to assistant professor, Oberlin College, 1955-1958;
member of faculty, California State University, Los Angeles, since 1958;
department chairman English, California State University, 1969-1973;
department chairman American studies, California State University, 1977-1979. National Humanities Institute fellow University of Chicago, 1978-1979. Senior Fulbright lecturer U. Tunis, Tunisia, 1979-1980.
Fellow Folger Shakespeare Library., 1982. Fulbright lecturer Odense U. (Denmark), 1983-1984. Visiting professor U. Ottawa, 1984-1985.
Consultant to Choice.
Member Western Shakespeare Seminar, Friends of Huntington Library. Member Modern Language Association, Malone Society, American Studies Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Helen Astrid Lauritzen, September 10, 1955. 1 child, Vanessa Annual.