Bachelor of Arts in English, Harvard University, 1953. Master of Arts in English, University Wisconsin, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Johns Hopkin's University, 1967.
Instructor in English, Stetson U., DeLand, Florida, 1957-1959; junior instructor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1961-1963; instructor in English, U. Baltimore, 1962-1963; instructor, Lake Forest (Illinois) College, 1963-1967; assistant professor, Lake Forest (Illinois) College, 1967-1969; associate professor, Lake Forest (Illinois) College, 1969-1974; professor, Lake Forest (Illinois) College, since 1974. Department chairman philosophy Lake Forest College, 1966-1977, 90-92, director program in Greece, 1971, 78, 82, 84, 87, 88, 93.
With United States Army, 1954-1955. Member American Philosophical Association, American Society for Aesthetics, American School Classical Study of Athens, Phi Sigma Tau, Kappa Phi Kappa.
Married Valerie Lamont, September 23, 1978. Children: Marni, Jay, Judd.