Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1944-1945; Bachelor, Amherst College, 1949; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1950; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1965; postgraduate, U. Dijon, 1950-1951.
Instructor English, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, 1951-1958; assistant professor, Iona College, 1958-1964; associate professor, Iona College, 1964-1968; professor, Iona College, since 1968; department chairman, Iona College, 1968-1971, 80-82; emeritus professor, Iona College, since 1992.
(Book by Brothy, James D., Grennan, Eamon, Brophy, James D.)
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Milton Society American, English Institute.
Married Elizabeth Bergen, March 26, 1951. Children: Sheila, David, Katharine, Elizabeth, James Mark.