Bachelor of Arts California, Berkeley, 1936. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1938. Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1940.
Postgraduate, University Florence, Italy, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1942.
Research associate University California, Berkeley, 1942-1943, lecturer in Italian, 1944. Instructor ASTP, Stanford, 1943-1944, St. Marys College, California, 1945-1946. Assistant professor University San Francisco, 1946-1951, associate professor, 1951-1960, professor, 1960-1980, emeritus, from 1980.
Professor Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, from 1980. Visiting professor language laboratory techniques National Defense Education Act Institute, University California, Berkeley, summer 1961.
Member American Philological Association, Archeological Institute American, Pi Sigma, Pi Mu Iota.
Married Iole Louise Cagnoni, June 26, 1948. Children– Catherine Rose, Michael Joseph, Laurence Anthony.