Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1958. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1967.
Elementary teacher Monona Grove Public Schools, Madison, Wisconsin, 1958-1964. Instructor University Wisconsin, 1964-1967. Assistant professor Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1967-1972.
From associate professor to professor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, since 1972. Speaker, workshop leader to public schools/colls., since 1967.
Member American Library Association, National Council Teachers English (president 1982), International Reading Association, American Alliance for Theatre and Education.