Ralph Berets was born in 1939 in The Netherlands and lived there until 1951, when he came to The United States. He was in hiding for 3-1/2 years during WWII. He received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Michigan. He taught courses on literature and film for 32 years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has published and presented over 100 papers and has also taught at five other colleges and universities. He has been married to Iris for 50+ years, has three children and seven grandchildren. He has taught nine classes at OLLI at SF State and also served on the OLLI Council.
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