AB, Boston College, 1965. Master of Arts, Lehigh University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1975.
Graduate assistant Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1965-1967. Part time English instructor Syracuse (New York ) University, 1967-1970. Instructor, assistant professor English University Maine, Orono, 1970-1976.
Part time instructor Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania) State College, 1976-1977. Private practice cabinetmaker, 1977-1978. Assistant staff director United States Chess Federation, New Windsor, New York, 1978-1979, executive director, since 1979.
Married Ervene F. Gulley, July 10, 1976.