Bachelor, Cornell University, 1969. Postgraduate, Heidelberg University, Federal Republic of Germany, 1972. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1973.
Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1974.
Visiting assistant professor, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1974-1975;
visiting assistant professor, Connecticut Wesleyan University, Middletown, 1975-1976;
assistant professor, Alfred (New York) U., 1976-1977;
professor, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, since 1977. Author: Ancient Tragedy and the Origins of Modern Science, 1988, Aristotle's Poetics: The Poetry of Philosophy, 1992. Member editorial board Ancient Philosophy, 1980.
Contributor articles to professional journals.
Author: Ancient Tragedy and the Origins of Modern Science, 1988. Member editorial board Ancient Philosophy, since 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Member American Psychological Association, Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Society for Greek Political Thought.
Married Susan Heldt, June 28, 1969. Children: Jessica Mills, Sarah Henning.