Bachelor, Manhattan College, 1962. Master of Arts, New York University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1979.
Assistant professor, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1965-1971;
associate professor, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1972-1983;
professor, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, since 1984. Instructor Gaelic Society of New York, 1978-1980. Adjunct associate professor John Jay College, CUNY, 1980-1981, Queens College, CUNY, 1982.
Adjunct Professor College Arts and Sciences, New York University, 1988-1995, Graduate School New York University, 1991-1995. Broadcaster Station WFUV-FM, Fordham University, since 1978.
President Gaelic Society of New York, 1979-1980. Executive committee Columbia University Seminar on Irish Studies, New York City, since 1981. Member Modern Language Association (chair discussion group for the two year college executive committee, 1986-1990, Celtic studies director annual International Bibliography, since 1978, representative to delegate assembly parliamentary body, 1981-1983, 87-89), American Conference for Irish Studies (executive committee, representative for Irish language 1993-1995).