University professor, administrator. Born– June 3, 1915, Birmingham. Parents– Clarence Johnson and Louise (Thornbury) Going. Married– Margaret Moorer. Education– University of Alabama, A.B. with honors, 1936; Duke University, M.A., 1938; University of Michigan, Ed.D., 1954. Taught English in Birmingham city schools; University of Alabama, 1939-1957;  professor of English, Dean of Instruction and Academic Affairs, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1957-1990. Rhodes Scholar-elect from Alabama, 1938. Member, advisory board of Alton Memorial Hospital Nursing School, Midwest Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association of America, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Beta Kappa. Awarded emeritus status at SIUE on his retirement in 1990.  Endowed fellowship for faculty at SIUE is named in his honor. Died September 7, 2008.


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Scanty Plot of Ground; Studies in the Victorian Sonnet. The Hague, Netherlands; Mouton, 1976.


On Harper Lee:  Essays and Reflection.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007.