Bachelor, University Nigeria, Nsukka, 1966. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1972.
Associate Professor of English, Virginia State Colonel, Petersburg, 1970-1972;
associate Professor of English, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1972-1975;
chair, dean, provost, Professor of English, Alvan Ikoku Colonel Education, Owerri, Nigeria, 1975-1980, 92-96;
chair, dean, deputy vice-chancellor, U. Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria, 1980-1992;
Professor of English, U. Montana, Missoula, 1984-1985;
visiting Professor of English, Kalamazoo (Michigan) Colonel, 1997;
visiting Professor of English, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, since 1997. Member governing council Federal University of Abuja, Nigeria, 1990-1994, U. Calabar, Nigeria, 1986-1990. Regional representative J. Commonwealth Literature, London, since 1987.
Editorial advisory board Kunapipi, U. Aarhus, Denmark, since 1986.
Advisory board member Imo State Council of Arts & Culture, Nigeria, 1986. Board directors Imo Newspapers Corporation, Owerri, Nigeria, 1978-1979, 87-89. National advisory committee Nomadic Education, Nigeria, 1986-1988.
Management board University Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria, 1986-1988. Member Nigerian Academy Education, Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (president, 1996-1998), Knight of St. Christopher.
Married Patricia Ann Thornton, August 22, 1970. Children: Umunna, Nneka, Nnenna, Obinna.