Bachelor of Arts, University Missouri, 1936; Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1937; Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1946.
Instructor English, Syracuse (New York) U., 1937-1942; head English department, Westbrook Junior College, Portland, Maine., 1942-1947; assistant Professor of English, U. Tulsa, 1947-1951; associate professor, U. Tulsa, 1951-1956; professor, U. Tulsa, 1956-1985; professor emeritus, U. Tulsa, since 1985; assistant dean liberal arts, U. Tulsa, 1956-1957; dean, U. Tulsa, 1957-1970.
Chairman Tulsa Committee for United Nations, 1956-1958. Chairman Tulsa Community Relations Commission, 1961-1964. Tulsa vice president National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1968-1970.
President Tulsa Psychiatric Foundation, 1959-1964. Member Oklahoma University and College Deans Association (president 1965-1966), South Central Modern Language Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Gamma Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Mary Frances Dick, September 12, 1939. Children— Donald Eugene, Elizabeth Annual.