Bachelor in Philosophy/Language, Catholic University America, 1963. MTh, Master of Arts in French Literature, University Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1967. Master of Arts in Ancient Near Eastern Language, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1972.
Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament Studies, Catholic University America, 1976.
Assistant professor, Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa., 1967-1970; associate professor, Berea (Kentucky) College, 1974-1979; visiting professor, Boston University, 1979-1981; from associate professor to professor, Loyola University, New Orleans, since 1981.
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Member Catholic Biblical Association, Society Biblical Literature (president, president Southeast region 1990-1991), College Theology Society.
Married Mary Ann Richter, December 20, 1985. Children: Elizabeth, Marie-Anne, Joseph.