Bachelor in Liberal Arts, Sorbonne, 1935; Master of Arts, Sorbonne, 1937; Doctor of Philosophy, Sorbonne, 1939.
Instructor, Bridgewater (Virginia) College, 1939-1941; instructor, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1943-1944; instructor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1944-1945; assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1945-1949; professor, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1949-1978; professor emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, State College, since 1978. Member of advisory board Luso-Brazilian Review, Madison, since 1973.
Member Unitarian Fellowship of Centre County, Pennsylvania. Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Hispanic Society of America, African Literature Association.
Married Ingeborg Rogel Moser, February 15, 1945. Children: Mary Agnes, George Andrew.