Literary scholar; Communications consultant, university professor. Born– Sept. 19, 1927, Dothan, Ala. Parents– William M. and Margaret (Farmer) Jones. Married– Ruth Ann Roberts, Aug. 14, 1952. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1950; Northwestern University, Ph.D., 1953. Taught English, Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire, 1953-55; University of Michigan, 1955-59; University of Missouri, 1959-. Folger Shakespeare Library research fellow, 1955. Member; Modern Language Association of America; Renaissance Society of America; Shakespeare Society of America.

Source: Contemporary Authors online


Fiction; Form and Experience. Boston; Heath, 1969.

John Steinbeck. Charlottesville, Va.; Samkar Press, 1982.

Living in Love; a Guide to Realistic Christian Marriage. Atlanta; John Knox, 1976.

The Present State of Scholarship in Sixteenth-Century Literature. Columbia; University of Missouri Press, 1978.

Protestant Romances; Patterns of Reality in the Prose of Sir Giovanni Francesco Blondi. Lawrence, Kan.; Coronado Press, 1980.

Speaking Up in Church. Nashville; Broadman, 1977.

Stages of Composition. Boston; Heath, 1964.

Survival; a Manual on Manipulating. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1979.

Two Careers — One Marriage. New York; AMACOM, 1980.


Guide to Living Power. Atlanta; John Knox, 1975.