Bachelor in Liberal Arts, Oglethorpe University, 1961. Master of Arts in English, University California Santa Barbara, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy of English, Washington State University, 1972.
Reporter The Atlanta Constitution, 1961. Newsman United Press International, Atlanta, 1961. Teacher science American International School, Vienna, Austria, 1965-1966.
Teaching assistant, assistant professor Washington State University, Pullman, 1968-1972. Assistant professor, associate professor We. Oregon State College, Monmouth, 1972-1980, professor, since 1980.
Associate editor Calapooya College, Monmouth, since 1987. Fulbright lecturer United States Fulbright Association, Ivory Coast, Africa, 1989-1990, Mansura, Egypt, 1983-1984.
Member Legacy Club Nature Conservancy, Portland, Oregon, since 1989. With United States Army, 1962-1964, Vietnam. Member Association Literary Scholars and Critics, Mountain Writers Center, Oregon Literary Arts Association, Phi Kappa Phi (chapter president 1986-1987), Phi Sigma Iota.
Married April Falkin, June 15, 1989.