Bachelor of Science in Education and English, West Chester University, 1951. Master of Arts in English, Pennsylvania State University, 1953. Doctor of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1972.
English teacher Saltsburg (Pennsylvania) Schools, 1952-1955, Pottsgrove (Pennsylvania) Public Schools, 1955-1957, West Chester (Pennsylvania) Public Schools, 1957-1964. English supervisor Oyster Bay (New York ) Schools, 1964-1988. Adjunct professor English C.W. Post Graduate School, Greenvale, New York, 1964-1970, Nassau Community College, Garden City, 1971-1991, St. John's University, Jamaica, from 1997.
Founder, director Long Island Writing Conference, Garden City, 1973-1983. Chair National English Conference, New York City, 1977. Staff researcher Dictionary of America Regional English, Madison, Wisconsin, 1965-1967.
Trustee Oyster Bay History Society, 1985-1988, editor Candlelight, 1985-1988. Corporal United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Council Teachers English (life), College English (life), New York State United Teachers (life).
Married Joan P. Opielski, June 21, 1958. Children: Lynne J. Gambone Cohen, Kenneth G.