Bachelor of Science, Utah State University, 1960; Master of Arts, Utah State University, 1963; Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1980.
Assistant to provost, assistant professor, Ohio U., Athens, 1966-1969; assistant to president, associate professor, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1969-1980; professor theater arts, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah., since 1980; dean College Arts and Humanities, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah., 1980-1992; president, Deep Springs College, Dyer, Nevada, 1992-1995; president emeritus, Deep Springs College, Dyer, Nevada, since 1995; editor, Weber Studies, since 1998.
First lieutenant United States Army, 1960-1962. Member Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Annette Mina Shoup, June 30, 1961. Children: Andrea Lynne, John Stanley, Stephen Ward, David Stowell.