Bachelor of Science, Kent State University, 1961. Master of Education, Xavier University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1976.
English teacher, West Clermont Schools, Amelia, Ohio., 1961-1964; English teacher, Bethel-Tate (Ohio) High School, 1964-1967; English teacher, Hamersville (Ohio) High School, 1967-1970; high school principal, Western Brown High School, Mount Orab, Ohio., 1970-1973; secondary supervisor, Brown County Schools, Georgetown, Ohio., 1973-1974; teaching assistant, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1974-1976; assistant Professor of English, U. Arkansas, Pine Bluff, 1976-1978; Professor of English, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio., since 1978. Conductor Shawnee Hills Spring Poetry Workshop, Greenup, Kentucky, since 1985.
Advisory board member Shawnee BASICS, Portsmouth, since 1987, Green River Writers, Louisville, since 1988. Member National Council Teachers English, Ohio Council Teachers English, Southeastern Ohio Council Teachers English (editor Families Of Children Under Stress), Kentucky State Poetry Society, Phi Delta Kappa (president S. Center Ohio chapter 1989-1990).
Married L. Hilda Halcomb, September 16, 1967. 1 child, R. Scott.