Born to E. Dean and Mildred Casey Conley in Chicago, IL.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University.
Achieves a Master of Arts in Italian from Middlebury College.
Is an instructor with Gonzaga-in-Florence in Italy until 1974.
Obtains a Doctor of Philosophy in comparative literature from the University of Wisconsin.
Is an adjunct instructor at Villanova University and Montgomery County Community College until 1976.
Teaches as a professor of English and humanities at St. Thomas University until 1983.
Receives the Robert M. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Office Of Academy Affairs at Biscayne College.
Receives the Thomas Sessa Award for Dedication to University Students from the Student Government Association at Biscayne College.
Is a fellow of the National Endowment of Humanities and again in 1983, 1989 and 1990.
Is editor of the Biscayne College Instnl. Self Study for Reaffirmation of Accred. by the Southern Assoc. of Colleges, Unis. and Schools.
Teaches as a professor of English and communication arts at St. Thomas University until named professor emeritus in 2018.
Is chairman of the St. Thomas University Department of Communication Art, English and Humanities until 2004.
Receives the John Cardinal Newman Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Office Of Campus Ministry at St. Thomas University.
Receives the Frank R. Esposito Award for Commitment to Student Athletics from the Intercollegiate Athletics Office at St. Thomas University.
Is a member of the board of advisors to Delta Epsilon Sigma, serving as president from 2005 to 2007.
Is named Teacher of the Year by the Office of Student Affairs at St. Thomas University.
Is named interim dean of Biscayne College at St. Thomas University, serving as associate dean from 2011 to 2015.
Receives a Proclamation of Achievement from the Mayor of Miami Lakes, FL.
Holds membership with the Modern Lang. Assoc., Knights of Columbus, Milwaukee Rd. Society of Am., Georgetown & Wisconsin Alumni Assocs.