Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1946; Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, Seattle, 1953.
Consul of Costa Rica, San Diego, 1943-1944. Assistant instructor fine arts and Spanish Louisiana State University, 1946-1947. Assistant professor American Institute Foreign Trade, Phoenix, 1947-1948.
Instructor University Washington, 1948-1953. Honorary consul Costa Rica, Seattle, 1948-1953, assistant professor Western Reserve University, also honorary consul Cleveland, 1953-1956. Assistant professor, then associate professor Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1956-1960.
Professor, then chairman department Hispanic languages University Pittsburgh, 1961-1969. Honorary consul Costa Rica, Pittsburgh, 1956-1969. Professor Spanish, chairman department Spanish and Portuguese University Texas, Austin, 1969-1978.
University professor, director University Professors Program Boston University, 1978-1988, professor emeritus, since 1991. Resident director International Institute, Madrid, 2000-2002. Academy coordinator Residencia de Estudiantos, Madrid, 2002-2005.
Member Association Theatre Directors (honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Sigma Iota.
Married Electra Ducas, August 1, 1954. Children: Eleni Maria, Alexander Xavier, Michael Anthony, Christopher Pericles.