Bachelor of Arts, University Miami-Coral Gables, (Florida), 1950; Master of Fine Arts, U. Georgia, 1952.
Assistant professor, Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth, 1954-1956; assistant professor, U. Georgia, Athens, 1956-1964; professor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, since 1964; David B. Turman Distinguished professor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, since 1981. Consultant Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Wellesley College, 1978, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1983.
Chair Alumnae Found, Mount Holyoke College, 1979. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946.
Married Sandra Katz, January 17, 1954. Children: Roy, Beth Alison Senecal.