Bachelor in Speech, University Montevallo, 1966. Master of Arts in Special Education, University Alabama-Tuscaloosa, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Administration Higher Education, University Alabama-Tuscaloosa, 1986.
Educational Specialist in Counseling, Vanderbilt University, 1977. Postgraduate, Rutgers University, 1982. Postgraduate, University Georgia, 1982.
Intake counselor Diagnostic Clinic Mentally Retarded Children, Birmingham, Alabama, 1966—1968. Teacher education mentally retarded Nashville Davidson County, 1969—1970. Welfare worker Nashville, 1970—1972.
Special education-social work liaison Center Development and Learning Disabilities, Birmingham, 1971—1973. Coordinator Employee Assistance Service Alcoholism Council, 1981—1982, director, 1982—1986, Shelby Medical Center Restore Programs, since 1986. Program specialist Horizon Health Management Company, since 1989.
Board directors Birmingham Urban League, 1971—1973, American Red Cross Youth Committee, Birmingham, 1972—1973, Nashville, 1973—1974. Delegate National Red Cross Convention New Orleans, 1973, Alabama Judicial Systems, Birmingham, 1973. Member of North American Congress Employee Assistance Programs (charter member), State Certified Board, National Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Administrators and Consultant Alcoholism (vice president state chapter since 1985), Association Labor-Management (secretary treasurer state chapter 1982-1983), American Association Counseling and Development, Kappa Delta Phi, Zeta Phi Eta.