Bachelor of Science in Education, Emporia (Kansas) State University, 1953; Master of Arts, Emporia (Kansas) State University, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Denver, 1966.
Instructor Emporia State University, 1955-1956, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1957-1958, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, 1959—1960. Director publicity Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, 1961-1962. Part-time instructor University Denver, 1962-1964.
Professor University Nebraska, Omaha, 1964—1997. Emeritus professor English, 1997.
Board directors University London, 1984. Member Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Western Literature Association.
Married Peggy Pauline Myrick, March 24, 1957. Children: David Glen, Heather Colleen, Rebecca Erin.