Bachelor, University Utah, 1966. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1973.
Teaching fellow University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1965-1966. Associate instructor University of California at Los Angeles, 1969-1970. From assistant professor to professor Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, 1970—1991.
Professor University Nebraska, Kearney, 1991—2007, chair, 1991-1996. Visiting researcher Department Spanish and Portuguese Brigham Young University, 2007—2009. Translator American Bee Journal, Hamilton, Illinois, 1970-1995.
Foreign language consultant Missouri Department Education, Jefferson City, 1973-1979. Co-director Christian Technology Project in Panama, Rolla, 1978-1985. Consultant Advanced Placement Reader, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979-1986.
Soccer coach University Missouri, Rolla, 1979-1985. Visiting professor Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1982-1983. Delegate Modern Language Association, New York City, 1982-1984.
Interpreter/liaison to Honduran Army, Missouri National Guard, Yoro, Honduras, 1985-1986. Professor Federal University Piaui, Teresina, Brazil, 1999. Consultant Invision Project, Nebraska Department Education, Lincoln, 2000-2001.
Author: Nicomedes Guzmán: Proletarian Author in Chile's Literary Generation of 1938, 1976. Editor, public Missouri Foreign Language Journal, 1973-1978. Translator (teacher's manual) Bienvenidos a la Vida de Empleo, 1991.Review editor Chasqui: Journal Latin American Literature, 1993—2009. Contributor over 100 articles to professional journals.
Organizer, official Rolla Area Soccer Organization, 1984-1987. Official, coach United States Soccer Federation, National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association, Rolla and American Fork, Utah. Member Optimists Club, Rolla, 1980-1985.
Publicity, fundraiser Defense Marriage Act, Kearney, 2000. Bishop Latter Day Saints Church, Rolla, 1986-1991, Kearney, 2000-2004. Volunteer Latter Day Saints Missionary, Mexico, 1959-1961, 2004-2005, Chile, 2009.
With United States Army National Guard, 1961-1962, retired, 1999. Member Phi Kappa Phi (University Missouri-Rolla chapter president, permanent secretary 1974-1980, Meritorious Service award 1981).
Married Janet Stepan, October 7, 1961. Children: Russell, Stephanie Pearson O'Bryant, Robert, Richard, Sharon Pearson Fletcher.