Bachelor of Arts Detroit, 1952. Master of Arts, Wayne State University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1966.
Teacher French University Detroit High School, 1952-1953. Teacher French, Latin, Spanish Detroit Public Schools, 1953-1962. Head foreign language department Cody High School, Detroit Public Schools, 1962-1967.
Assistant professor to associate professor French Florida State University, Tallahassee, since 1967. Adjunct French, Wayne State University, 1962-1967.
Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers French (president Florida chapter 1974-1975), South Atlantic Modern Language Association (vice president 1975, president 1976), Society International des Seiziemiste, Renaissance Society of America.
Married Andrea Woodruf Jensen, June 19, 1974. 1 child, Joseph Arnold Leonel.