Associate of Arts, Brevard Junior College, Cocoa, Florida, 1962. Bachelor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1963. Master of Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1970.
Instructor English Sam Houston State College, Huntsville, Texas, 1965-1967. From assistant professor to professor English, University Idaho, Moscow, since 1970. Exchange professor English, Ohio University, Athens, 1985-1986.
Manuscript reviewer American Indian Quarterly, Norman, Oklahoma, since 1994.
The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.
Chairman Moscow (Idaho) Arts Commission, 1980-1981. Chairman soccer competition Idaho Special Olympics, Moscow, 1985, 87, 89. Tournament coordinator University Idaho International Soccer Tournament, Moscow, since 1990.
Moderator Celebrating Writers Among Us, Moscow, 1997, 98. Member Academy American Poets, United States Soccer Federation (referee).
Married Elsie Roseland Watson. Children: Kimberley Ellen, Jennifer Lynn, Jonathan Ronald.