Bachelor, University Nevada, 1953. Master of Arts, California State University.A., 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nevada, 1969.
Teacher, coach, Reno High School, 1954-1957; teacher, coach, Riverside (California) Poly, 1957-1961; instructor, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1966-1968; professor, Chapman College, Orange, California, since 1968. Lecturer King Alfred's College, Winchester, England, 1984.
Member Modern Language Association, Association American professors, National Council Teachers English.
Married Barbara Massey, November 2, 1952 (divorced 1982). Children: Janis, Tom, Jill, Kathy, Juliet. Married Theresa Horan.