Bachelor summa cum laude, Southwest Missouri State University, 1964. Master of Arts, University Arkansas, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arkansas, 1967.
Assistant professor, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1966-1971; associate professor, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1971-1975; professor, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, since 1975; director undergraduate studies, since 1983; associate chair, since 1995. Assistant in department administrator U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1966-1982, Master of Arts examinations committee, 1967-1982, personnel committee, 1972-1975, college cabinet, 1974, university tenurecom., 1976-1978, campus county, 1976, university grievance panel, 1981-1983, Laura Yeater scholarship committee, 1982-1990, director undergraduate studies, since 1983, ad hoc search committee for faculty positions, 1983-1984, 95-96.
Member of Phi Beta Kappa.