Bachelor (honorary), Queens College, New York City, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1967.
Instructor Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, 1963-1965. Associate professor State University of New York, Oswego, 1965—1967, Queens College, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York City, since 1967, professor, since 1983, deputy executive officer Doctor of Philosophy program in French, 1969-1972, coordinator French program, 1982-1985, 91-96, Personal Budget Committee Romance Langs, 1982—1985, 1988—1996. Emeritus professor, 1998.
Research board advisors American Biographical Institute, 2006. Charter fellow advisory directorate International American Biographical Institute, 2008.
Sponsor Le Cercle Français. Served in the United States Marine Corps, 1954-1962, secretary Def's Cold War Certificate Service. Member Phi Beta Kappa, and Delta Phi Alpha, National German Honor Society.
Married Cynthia Ann (Hartley), June 5, 1965. Children: Jennifer, Cynthia.