Bachelor of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1942; postgraduate, Columbia University, 1946-1948; postgraduate, Dramatic Workship New School, 1946-1948; postgrad, Stanford University, 1948-1953; Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, International College, 1983.
Writer, poet, dramatist and dramaturg, since 1956;
director, Council Technology and Cultural Transformation, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1974-1988;
professor, associate dean School of Theatre, University of Southern California, 1979-1993;
professor emeritus School Theatre, University of Southern California, 1996;
professor professor writing program, University of Southern California, since 1996;
founding director, TNR: The New Repertory, since 1972;
provost, International College, 1983-1986;
writer-in-residence, Blue Mountain Centre, 1985, 86;
director plays for theatre and television, author plays, also cantatas. Consultant United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, since 1974. Distinguished visiting fellow La Trobe U., Australia, 1990.
Artist in residence Eltham College, Australia, 1990. Senior affiliated scholar Multiethnic and Transnat. Studies, University of Southern California, since 1993.
Fellow Mayibuye Center, South Africa, 1995. Mentor global studies Immaculate Heart College Center, since 1993. Board directors Eduardo Mondlane Memorial Foundation, 1996.
Advisory council International Symposium on Arts, Banff Centre, since 1984. Executive Committee International Institute Audio-Visual Media, Vienna, since 1985. Associate scholar Center for African Studies, Eduardo Mondlane U., since 1988.
Served with United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center West, United States of America, LMDA, Association Theatre Higher Education, National Writers Union, Academy American Poets, Society Writers and Poets, African Studies Association.
Married Yen Lu Wong, December 23, 1977. Children: Norman Jon, Pia Ilyen Wong. Maya Iming Wong.