Bachelor, University Oregon, 1963. Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Utah, 1973.
Journalist, Umpqua Journal, Idleyld Park, Oregon, 1967-1971; instructor English, American College of Barcelona, Spain, 1973-1975; instructor English, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon, since 1976.
Married Maria-Mercedes Ibañez Llongueras, September 22, 1965. Children: Lisa, Sylvia, Alan.