Bachelor with honors, University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1950. Master of Arts, University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1953. Teaching certified, Kelvin Grove Teachers Training College, Brisbane, 1950.
Secondary school teacher Department Education, Brisbane, 1951-1959. Lecturer classics and ancient history University Queensland, 1960-1965, senior lecturer classics and ancient history, 1966-1972, reader in classics and ancient history, 1973-1994, dean faculty arts, 1983-1994, honorary research consultant classics and ancient history, since 1994. Part-time teacher Latin Brisbane Grammar School, since 1996.
Coordinator ancient history studies Brisbane campus University New England, since 2000, head school liberal arts, since 2001. Member senate University Queensland, 1990-1994, since 2002, member academy board standing committee, 1992-1993. Member council University Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, 1991-1992.
Member University Queensland Staff and Graduates Club, University Queensland Academy Staff Association (honorary life member. Secretary 1972-1994), Association for Tertiary Education Management (honorary member).
Married Karen Fong, September 7, 1976. Children: Jane, Clare.