Bachelor in English, University Illinois, Chicago, 1965. Master of Arts in English, University Illinois, Urbana, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Santa Barbara, 1971.
Assistant professor San Diego State University, associate professor, full professor.
With United States Army, 1957-1959. Member Greek Educational Organization, Hellenic Cultural Society (director since 1995), Friends of Classics.
Married Angie Kouvavas, September 21, 1972. Children: Peter, Michael.