Party affiliation: Democrat
Staff nurse St. Joseph Infirmary, Louisville, 1973, Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, 1979. Assistant instructor Spalding College, 1976—1977, instructor, 1978—1980. Assistant professor nursing University Louisville, 1980—1988.
Associate professor nursing Georgia Southern University, since 1991.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Member of American Association of University Professors, American Lung Association (board directors Bulloch County branch), Respiratory Nursing Society, American Heart Association, Business and Professional Women (immediate past president Statesboro chapter), Southern Nursing Research Society, Georgia Nurses Association, Kentucky Thoracic Society, National League Nursing, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau.