Exchange student, University Warwick, England, 1969. Bachelor in English cum laude, Amherst College, 1971. Master of Arts in English Literature, University Leeds, England, 1973.
Master of Arts in English Literature, Rutgers University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Rutgers University, 1982.
Instructor English, The Peddie School, Hightstown, New Jersey, 1973-1975;
teaching assistant, coadjutant institute, Cook College and Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1975-1980;
instructor, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1981-1982;
instructor department English, U. Georgia, Athens, 1982-1984;
assistant professor department English Schuykill campus, Pennsylvania State University, Schuykill Haven, 1984-1993;
assistant professor department English, Ogontz campus, Pennsylvania State University, Abington, since 1993. Program evaluator New Jersey Committee for Humanities, 1979. Member of faculty evaluation committee department English, U. Georgia, 1982-1983.
Consultant educational workshops various conferences, 1984, 85. Chairman educational sessions Modern Language Association and N.E. Modern Language Association, 1990, 95;member undergrad literature committee Pennsylvania State University, 1987-1989. Presenter in field.
Organizer public readings Pennsylvania Humanities Council's "Year of the Pennsylvania Writer", 1985. Co-producer amateur theatrical performances, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 1985-1986. Member Schuykill County Council for Arts, 1985-1987, vice president, 1987, member long-range planning committee, 1987, regrants committee, 1988-1993.
Member Schuykill County Literacy Council, 1986-1993, secretary, 1992-1993, member-at-large and member executive committee, 1987-1993. Commonwealth speaker Pennsylvania Humanities Council, 1988, 92. Member executive board Citizens for a Healthy Environment, Summit Station, Pennsylvania, 1991-1993.
Member Modern Language Association (executive committee discussion group on autobiography and biography 1983-1987, secretary 1985, chairman 1986, organizer special sessions), Autobiography Society (president 1987-1989), Pottsville Kiwanis Club (board directors 1987-1989).
Married Eileen Walton, October 11, 1975.