Student, University New Mexico, 1944-1945; Bachelor, Occidental College, 1948; Master of Arts, University of Southern California, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1960.
Instructor English, El Camino College, Los Angeles, 1953-1966;
associate professor German and comparative literature, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1966-1972;
vice chairman program in comparative literature, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1966-1970;
professor German department foreign languages and literature, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, since 1972;
chairman, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1972-1981;
head German section, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, spring 1985;
founder, director foreign language and international trade program, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, since 1986;
co-director Center for International Business and Cultures, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1989-1992. Fulbright teacher Bundesrealgymnasium XVI, Vienna, Austria, 1958-1959, Council American Studies, Magistero U. Rome, 1960-1961. Lecturer U. Maryland., Munich, 1963-1964.
Professor invité U. Neuchâtel and University Fribourg, Switzerland,1970-1971. Director workshops and seminars unites states department Education, 1990-1991. Presenter and lecturer in field.
With United States Navy, 1944-1945. Member Modern Language Association (president Association Depts. of Foreign Language 1977, chairman comparative literature group I 1974, delegate assembly 1973-1976), American Association Teachers German, Grillparzer Gesellschaft (board directors), Illinois Foreign Language Association.
Married Sally Ann Madison, February 18, 1950 (deceased April 1990). Children: Leslie, Stephen, Kathryn.