Bachelor of Arts in English, Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1952. Postgraduate, Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1953. Master of Arts in English, University Louisville, 1959.
Doctor of Philosophy in American Culture, University Michigan, 1971.
Writer, United States Air Force, Washington, 1959-1966; assistant Professor of English, Mackinac Island (Michigan) College, 1966-1969; associate Professor of English, U. Hawaii, Hilo, 1971-1978; Professor of English, U. Hawaii, Hilo, since 1978. Secretary Hawaii Committee for the Humanities, Honolulu, 1986-1988.
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With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Modern Language Association, Thoreau Society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Dorothy Jane Williams, September 15, 1962. Children: Jennifer Anne, Ellen Ruth, Sarah Corinne.