Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, 1943. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Texas, 1954.
Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), Ohio University, 1985.
Instructor University Mississippi, Oxford, 1948-1950. Instructor University Kentucky, Lexington, 1954-1956. Assistant professor Stetston University, Deland, Florida, 1956-1958, University Florida, Gainesville, 1958-1962.
Associate professor Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1962-1965. Professor, chairman English department University Missouri, Kansas City, 1965-1970. Chairman English department Indiana University, Indianapolis, 1970-1986.
Honorary professor University Wales, Swansea, from 1987. Visiting lecturer Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1973, University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1989. Morton professor Ohio University, Athens, 1984.
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With United States Army, Lieutenant United States Navy, 1946-1953. Member Modern Language Association American (emeritus), Western Literature Association (editorial board since 1969), Midcontinent American Studies Association (editorial board 1965-1986), International John Steinbeck Society (president and board chairman 1968-1986).