Bachelor, Lehigh University, 1946. Master of Arts, Lehigh University, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1959.
Instructor English Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa, 1948—1951, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, 1952. Instructor to professor Muhlenberg College, 1953—1959, professor, 1969—1989. Professor emeritus, 1989.
Director American studies program, 1977—1989. Acting head English Department, 1987—1988, head English department, 1988—1989. Free lance writer, researcher, editor, since 1989.
Public address announcer college Amateur Athletic Union Teams, Lehigh Valley, since 1961. Free-lance writer,researcher. Fair housing coordinator Committee Equality, Allentown, 1964—1973.
Member Mayors Task Force Recreation, Allentown, 1970—1971, Commission on Higher Education, United Methodist Church, Eastern Pennsylvania, 1976—1984, Urban Alliance, 1989, Commission Archives & History, 1996. Board directors Hispanic American Organization, Allentown, since 1986, West Park Civic Association, Allentown, 1991, president, 96.
Member of American Association of University Professors, Lehigh Valley Sports Memorabilia Collectors Club (Allentown, president 1976-1978), Sport Literature Association, College English Association (Pennsylvania president 1965-1966, secretary-treasurer 1959-1965), National Council Teachers English, Society of America Baseball Research, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Tau Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa (secretary-treasurer Middle Atlantic district 1976-1982).
Married T. Lorraine Green Graber, July 17, 1948. Children: Joan, Eric, Christopher, Jonathan.