Bachelor in English, Canisius College, 1961; Doctor of Philosophy in English, Loyola University, Chicago, 1967.
Assistant Professor of English, Georgetown University, Washington, 1964-1971; Professor of English, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, since 1971.
Member Modern Language Association, American Asn. for Higher Education, National Collegiate Honors Council (president Northeast region 1988-1989), Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
Married Evelyn Dorothea Kasperek, August 22, 1964. Children: Julie Anne, Joseph Edmund, Laura Phyllis.