Bachelor in English, University of South, 1962; Master of Arts in Teaching in English Education, Johns Hopkins University, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1972.
Instructor, Satellite High School, Satellite Beach, Florida, 1962-1963, 64-65; instructor, Sewanee (Tennessee) Military Academy, 1965-1969; graduate assistant, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1969-1972; associate professor, U. Tennessee, Nashville, 1972-1978; associate professor, Tennessee State University, Nashville, 1978-1981; professor, chairman English department, David Lipscomb U., Nashville, since 1981.
Member S. Atlanta Modern Language Association, Tennessee Philological Association, Conference on Christianity in Literature.
Married Beverly Ann Winn, March 18, 1965. Children: E. Clark, Susan Kathleen, Amy Elizabeth.