Diploma, Mercy Hospital School Nursing, 1957. Student, University Maryland, 1971. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Ohio State University, 1974.
Master of Science in Community Mental Health Nursing, Ohio State University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Family Relations & Human Development, Ohio State University, 1985.
Teaching assistant Ohio State University, Columbus, 1974-1975. Assistant professor Capital University, 1975-1981, University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1981-1985, Methodist College Nursing, Omaha, 1986-1987, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1987-1990, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1991-1992, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 1992-1993, associate professor, since 1994. Staff nurse, medical-surgical nurse Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, 1957-1959.
Staff nurse Provident Hospital, Washington, 1965-1971. Staff nurse oncology Ohio State University, 1975, staff nurse psychiatry, 1980-1981. Group facilitator Parents Unlimited, Omaha, 1986-1987.
Supervisor University Iowa, 1987-1990, Purdue University, since 1993. Presenter in field.
Volunteer Senior Citizen Group, Indianapolis, 1993, Blessed Sacrament Church, West Lafayette, 1993, Christian Nurses' Association, West Lafayette, 1993, Home Health Nurses Kathryn Weil Center, Lafayette, Indiana, 1994. Member Psychiatric Nurses' Association, Community Health Nurses' Association Indiana, Indiana Nurses Association, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau (Outstanding Nursing Educator award 1996).