Bachelor, California State University, Long Beach, 1968. Master of Science in Library. Science, University Southern California, 1969.
Master of Arts, University Southern California, 1972.
Account executive Ad Clinic Advertising, Long Beach, 1961—1963. Library assistant Long Beach Public Library., California, 1961—1969. Reference library University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1969—1975, humanities bibliographer, reference library, since 1975.
Consultant Salem Press, La Canada, California, 1975—1983, associate editor, California, 1979—1983. Consultant Los Angeles Co-op, 1983—1984. Served with California National Guard, 1964-1965.
Member of Oxford University Bibliography Society, Modern Language Association Melville Society, American Association of University Professors.
Married Patricia Ann King, August 11, 1976. 1 child David Grant.