Bachelor of Science with honors, Temple University, 1951; Master of Arts, Temple University, 1953; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1963.
English teacher, Woodstown (New Jersey) H.S., 1952-1954; instructor English, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1954-1956; instructor English, U. Maryland., College Park, 1957-1963; assistant Professor of English, U. Maryland., College Park, 1963-1967; associate Professor of English, U. Maryland., College Park, 1967-1989; associate professor emeritus, U. Maryland., College Park, since 1995.
With United States Merchant Marine, 1945-1946, United States Army, 1946-1947. Member Project Liberty Ship (historian since 1988, board directors since 1990), National Maritime History Society, Steamship History Society of America, Naval Institute, Civitan International.
S Sherod Monroe and Louise (Morley) C. Married Janet Williams, June 27, 1953. Children: Sherod M. III, Stephen O., David L., Elizabeth C. Judy.