Associate of Arts, Lamar College, 1950. Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1952. Bachelor's Degree, Perkins School Theological, 1955.
Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1963.
Professor, chairman English department, Southwestern U., Georgetown, Texas, 1962-1974; professor, chairman English department, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, since 1974. Chairman faculty development committee Humanities College Level Examination Program Examination, Princeton, New Jersey, 1972-1977. Chairman writing exam Texas Academy Skills Council, Austin, 1986-1988.
Member Modern Language Association (south central section chairman 1972, 75, 91), American Studies Association Texas (president 1971, vice president, councillor), Conference College Teachers English (president 1974, councillor).
Married Shelia Ann Trapp, September 4, 1952. Children: Cary Elizabeth, Susan Holland, William Charles.