AB, Nazareth College, 1951. Master of Arts, University Cincinnati, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cincinnati, 1975.
Instructor English, U. Cincinnati, 1969-1973; director academic remediation, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1974-1976; adjunct assistant professor, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, 1976-1977; Professor of English, State University of New York College at Buffalo, since 1978.
Member Modern Language Association, College English Association.
Married Edward McCreery, May 8, 1954. Children: Christopher, Elizabeth, Cecily, Julia, Margaret, Anne.