An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Professor Irving studied at UCLA, the University of Connecticut, U.S.I.U. and Wesleyan University. He worked as an instructor and administrator at the Univ. of Connecticut and is presently working as an adjunct professor at Eastern New Mexico University, in Roswell, New Mexico. For 27 years of his professional career he worked in Puerto Rico as an Associate Prof. of History and as an administrator for the Inter American University of P.R. For 14 years, he taught, among other courses, the History of Puerto Rico in Spanish.