Bachelor summa cum laude, Catholic University America, 1956. Master of Arts (Woodrow Wilson fellow), Catholic University America, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy (Woodrow Wilson fellow), Catholic University America, 1964.
Teacher Italian, 1943-1947;
lecturer summer sessions, Catholic U. American, 1957-1965;
lecturer in French, Catholic U. American, 1960-1961;
instructor Italian and French, U. Maryland., College Park, 1961-1964;
assistant professor Italian, U. Maryland., 1964-1965;
lecturer, School Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1964-1965;
associate professor comparative literature, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1965-1968;
professor, University of Wisconsin, 1968-1992;
professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin, since 1992;
department chairman, University of Wisconsin, 1967-1969, 73-76;
coordinator Master of Arts program in Foreign Language and Literature, University of Wisconsin, 1976-1986;
professor Scuola Italiana, Middlebury College, Vermont, since 1990. Visiting associate professor comparative literature Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1966. Member panel discussion on Dante Georgetown University Forum radio program,1965.
Adviser, coordinator Italian program for adults and children Cardinal Stritch College, 1971-1973. Member symposia on Baroque U. Kentucky, 1965, Catholic U. American, 1975.
Served with Army of the United States, 1948-1952. Member Midwest Modern Language Association (president 1969-1970, executive committee 1970-1971), Modern Language Association (executive council 1969-1970), International, American Comparative literature associations, Renaissance Society of America, Dante Society of America, International, American associations teachers Italian, American Association Teachers French, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Anna G. Carozza, February 3, 1952. Children– Daniel, Walter, Janet, Paolo.