Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1945; Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1947; Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1953.
Instructor, U. Kentucky, 1947-1948;
Instructor, Syracuse University, 1948-1953;
associate, Radford College, 1953-1956;
assistant professor, Indiana State University, 1956-1959;
associate, Indiana State University, 1959-1961;
professor, Indiana State University, 1961-1965;
Bernhard professor, department chairman English, U. Bridgeport, 1965-1971;
dean, School of Humanities of California State University-Fresno, 1971-1972;
dean of faculties, Lehman College, CUNY, 1972-1973;
provost, Lehman College, CUNY, 1973-1979;
dean College Liberal Arts, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1979-1985;
Professor of English, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1979-1988;
professor emeritus, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, since 1988. Fulbright professor Keele U., England, 1963-1964. Visiting professor CUNY, summers 1966-1969.
Fulbright professor Canterbury U., New Zealand, 1986.
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Fellow Foundation Economics Education, Yaddo Writers and Artists Colony. Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors, National Council Teachers English, Indiana College English Association (president 1962-1963), New England College English Association (director) 1969-1971).
Married Norma Rowena Neal, March 8, 1948 (deceased 1959). Children– Sheldon Neal, Matthew Forest, Jama Rowena. Married Amy Marcella Wolf, December 20, 1959 (deceased 2000).