Bachelor, University Connecticut, 1959. Master of Arts, University Connecticut, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1964.
Instructor, U. Massachusetts, 1962-1964; assistant professor, U. Massachusetts, 1965-1966; free-lance interpreter, since 1960; assistant professor, U. Laval, Quebec., Canada, 1964-1965; associate professor, U. Hawaii, 1966-1972; professor, U. Hawaii, 1972-1990; chairman division French, U. Hawaii, 1968-1970; professor emeritus, U. Hawaii linguistic specialist, National Defense Education Act, Education Professional Development Act, 1963-1969; Fulbright lecturer linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, Krakow, Poland, 1972-1974; Fulbright lecturer linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, Bujumbura, Burundi, 1980-1981; Fulbright lecturer linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, Poznan, Poland, 1990-1992. Guest professor Avignon, France, 1983-1984, Bonn, Federal Republic Germany, 1986-1987. Distinguished fellow Auckland U., New Zealand, 1989.
President Family Counseling Center Hawaii, 1968-1970. Chairman board Family Education Centers Hawaii, 1969-1972. Board directors Releaf Anaheim, since 1997.
Served with French Armored Cavalry, 1951-1953. Member Modern Language Association, American Translators Association, American Association Teachers French (president Hawaii chapter 1981-1983), American Council Teaching Foreign Languages (director 1970-1972), International Sociological Association, Hawaii Association Language Teachers (president 1968-1969), Chopin Society Hawaii (director since 1990), Alliance Française Hawaii (president 1978-1980), Hawaii Association Translators (founding president since 1982), Hawaii Second Language Articulation Committee (chairman 1986-1989), Toastmasters International (vice president Fullerton since 1998), Rotary, International Yachting Fellowship Rotarians (rear commodaore fleets since 1998), International Fellowship Bridge Playing Rotarians (vice president since 1998), Elks, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Delta Pi.
Children: Henri Zygmunt, Daniel Domenic, Robert Nicholas, Anna-Pia Irene.