AB, Sacred Heart Seminary, 1954. Master of Arts, University Detroit, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1965.
Instructor Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, 1963—1966, assistant professor, 1966—1975, associate professor, 1975—1979, professor, since 1979.
Member of Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English.
Married Dolores Mary Wierzbicki, July 27, 1969. 1 child John.