Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1949; Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1958; ABC fellow, Yale University, 1965-1966.
Professor Cornell University, 1985-1994. Visiting scholar, lecturer numerous universities. Visiting professor University Maryland, Baltimore County, 1979-1982.
University California Regents lecturer, spring, 1985. Visiting Luce fellow Williams College, fall, 1983. Visiting distinguished professor William Paterson College New Jersey, Wayne, 1994-1996.
Board of directors American Society African Culture, 1963-1970. Treasurer National Conference African American Theatre, 1987-1991. Board directors National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting, 1969-1971.
Member of national advisory board Center for Book, Library of Congress, 1979-1983, W.E.B. DuBois Foundation, since 1987. Served with Army of the United States, 1951-1953.
Married Marie Louise Foster, August 19, 1956 (divorced). 1 daughter, Rochelle Ellen.