Bachelor, University Kansas, 1958. Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1962. Doctor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1969.
Assistant professor English Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut, 1962-1966. Professor drama, director film workshop Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, since 1967. Educational director Powerhouse Summer Theatre and Film Program, Poughkeepsie, since 1988.
Member Dramatists Guild, Society for Cinema Studies, University Film and Video Association.
Married Denise Elaine Magid, October 24, 1970. Children: James Everett, Amanda Lee.