Bachelor in English, New York University, 1936. Master of Arts in English, New York University, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy in English, New York University, 1947.
Machinist Bethlehem Shipyards, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1940—1942. Time study engineer Western Electric, Jersey City, 1943—1945. Teacher City College of New York, New York City, 1946—1948.
Professor English Syracuse University, Utica, 1949—1968, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1968—1993, professor emeritus, 1994.
Member of Modern Language Association, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Frieda Agin Nathan, July 21, 1940. Children: Linda Kuzmack, Michele, Lois Anne.