Bachelor, Gonzaga University, 1957. Master of Arts in English, Gonzaga University, 1958. Master of Arts in Theology, Regis College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Minnesota, 1970.
Teacher English, Bellarmine College Preparatory School, 1958-1961; assistant Professor of English, Santa Clara (California) U., 1970-1971; president, Santa Clara (California) U., 1976-1988; rector, Jesuit Community, 1971-1976; president, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, since 1989. Board directors Gulf Coast Broadcasting Inc., Badger-Stonewall Insurance Company, Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium.
Board of directors Mobile Bay Area Partnership for Youth, Mercy Medical Center. Member Alabama Indiana Colls., Council for Advancement Private Colls. in Alabama. Board of trustees Loyola University New Orleans.
Member Modern Language Association, College English Association, Bienville Club.