AB, Whitman College, 1951. Master of Arts, University Oklahoma, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oklahoma, 1958.
Assistant Professor of English, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1958-1960;
professor, U. Washington, 1960-1996;
professor emeritus, U. Washington, since 1996;
chairman undergraduate studies, U. Washington, 1971-1974;
associate dean College Arts and Sciences, U. Washington
director College Honors and Office Undergraduate Studies, U. Washington, 1974-1976;
department chairman English, U. Washington, 1976-1983;
vice chairman faculty senate, U. Washington, 1984-1985;
chairman faculty senate, U. Washington, 1985-1986. Consultant in field; board directors American Literature Classics. Member grants-in-aid committee American Council Learned Socs.
Chairman region VII, Mellon Fellowships in Humanities, 1982-1992. Member of advisory committee Graduate Record Exams, 1990-1993, Council International Exch. of Scholars, 1992-1995.
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Board directors Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Seattle, 1975-1978, Washington Friends Humanities, since 1991. Trustee Washington Commission Humanities, 1985-1991, president, 1988-1990. Member visiting committee Lehigh University, 1987-1992.
President American Commission for Irish Studies/West, 1989-1991. Member Modern Language Association, American Committee Irish Studies.