Party affiliation: Democrat
Assistant professor to professor nutrition Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1966—2003, coordinator programs in dietetics, 1981—1986, 1990—2003, coordinator graduate faculty school family, consumer, nutrition science, 1985-1987, interim chair School Applied Health Professions, 2005—2006. State coordinator Illinois Homeland Security Educational Alliance, since 2006. Consultant on nutrition various hospitals, clinics and business, Illinois, 1980-1988.
Founder, director Horizons Weight Control Program, DeKalb, 1983-1991. Founder, leader "Escaping the Tyranny of the Scale" Group, since 1994. Co-chair Nutrition Coalition for Illinois, 1989-1990.
Partner, manager Blue Chicory Arts, since 1986. Adjunct counselor Center for Counsel, Family Service Agency of DeKalb County.
Member American Institute Nutrition, Society Nutrition Education, American Dietetic Association (named Illinois Outstanding Dietetics Educator 2001, Excellence in Dietetics Education award 2001), Society Nutrition Education (treasurer 1991-1994, chair division nutrition and weight realities 1995-1996, chair journal committee 2002-2005, Weight Realities Certified of Achievement 1999), North America Association Study Obesity.