Bachelor, Wake Forest University, 1939. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1950.
Member faculty, Wake Forest U., since 1940; professor philosophy, Wake Forest U., since 1962; Worrell professor philosophy, Wake Forest U., since 1983; associate professor, Salem College, 1958-1960; member of faculty, North Carolina School Arts, 1967-1969.
Board of directors president James W. Denmark Loan Fund. Served to major Army of the United States, 1941-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member World Association International Studies, American Association of University Professors, International Association for Greek Philosophy, South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, American Philosophical Association, American Academy Religion, North Carolina Philosophical Society, Internat.Soc.
Neoplatonic Studies, North America Guild Carilloneurs, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, Sigma Pi, TorchClub.
Married Carol J. Dinkins.