AB, Wayne University, 1945. Master of Arts, Wayne University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Western Reserve University, 1955.
Instructor Wayne University, Detroit, 1948—1950. Lecturer Indiana University, Bloomington, 1953—1955. Instructor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, assistant professor, 1955—1960.
Chairman American Studies University Saar, Saarbrucken, Federal Republic Germany, 1960—1963. Professor English and comparative literature State University of New York-Binghamton, since 1963. Consultant literature and psychology University Michigan, 1967.
Consultant department psychiatry University Mississippi, Jackson, 0167—1968, International Institute Communications, Washington, since 1985. Fulbright professor Kiel Federal Republic Germany, 1957—1958, Regensburg, 1976—1977, Lenningrad, Russia, 1980. Visiting professor Jackson State University, 1967, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1970, Institute Modern Letters, Tulsa, 1976, Antwerp, Belgium, 80, Moscow State University, 1980, Aarhus, Denmark, 82.
Director State University of New York-London program, 1976, 79, 82, 86. Guest professor Falkenstein Seminar, Federal Republic Germany, 1961—1963, 1968. Tv lecturer State University of New York-U. Air, 1966—1967.
Chief regional judge Book-of-Month Club Writing Fellowships, 1967—1969. Member editorial board Studies Short Fiction, since 1967. Founder Binghamton Community Orchestra, since 1984.
President Citizens Committee on Public Schools, Binghamton, 1966—1967. With United States Army Reserve, 1943-1946, PTO.
Member of College English Association New York (president 1968), European American Studies Association, International Federal Modern Language and Literature, Nabokov Society, International Association Comparative Literature, International Association University Professors English.
Married Victoria Belenkaya, December 17, 1980. 1 child Geoffrey Amy.