- Ph.D., Spanish major, French minor, Vanderbilt University, 1968
- International Academy of Spanish in Saltillo, Mexico, Graduate Studies, Summer 1963 (Spanish American literature and culture).
- M.A., Spanish major, French minor, Vanderbilt University, 1963
- B.A., Spanish major, English minor, David Lipscomb College, 1960
- Vanderbilt University, 1960-65, Teaching Assistant.
- University of South Florida, 1965-69.
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1969-2003. Teaching specialities: Spanish and Spanish American poetry, Spanish American prose fiction.
- Department Chair, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1982-88.
- Associate Department Chair, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2000-03.
- Appointed lifetime Emeritus Member of the Graduate Faculty, 2012.
Published Studies on Spanish and Spanish American Poetry
- “Neruda and Lorca: A Meeting of Poetic Minds.” Research Studies 48 (September 1980): 142-51.
- “Modes of Metaphoric Expression in Pablo Neruda’s Estravagario.” Chasqui 19 (May 1990): 47-55.
- “The Reaffirmation of Analogy: An Introduction to Jorge Carrera Andrade’s Metaphoric System.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 10 (Fall 1994): 33-41.
- “For (and Against) the Birds: The Swallow as a Motif in Modern Spanish American Poetry.” Hispanic Journal 16 (Spring 1995): 135-45.
- “A Heap of Broken Images: Lorca’s Poeta en Nueva York and Neruda’s Residencia en la Tierra.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 13 (Fall 1997): 26-36.