Bachelor in English, St. Mary of the Wasatch, 1953. Master of Arts in English, Creighton University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy of English, University Toronto, 1970.
Teacher English, Armour (South Dakot) H.S., 1953-1957; teacher English, Centerville (Iowa) Community College, 1959-1960; teacher English, Hot Springs (South Dakot) H.S., 1960-1961; Professor of English, College St. Catherine, St. Paul, 1961-1963; Professor of English, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, since 1968. Board directors Bishop's Ednl. Endowment Fund, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Director lector ministry St. Stanislaus Parish, Stevens Point, 1988-1998. Member Chaucer Society, Medieval Society of America, Midwest Modern Language Association, Stevens Point Doll Club (president 1990-1992, 2002-2004), Delta Kappa Gamma (president 1992-1994, publication grant 1990), Sigma Tau Delta (faculty advisor), Interprofl. Institute Siouxland.