Bachelor, Swarthmore (Pennsylvania) College, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967.
Assistant professor, Spelman College, Atlanta, 1967-1968; assistant professor, Atlanta U., 1968-1969; from assistant professor to full professor, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, 1969-1980; associate professor, Syracuse (New York) U., 1980-1983; director office sponsored research, Babson College, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, 1983-1987; president, Allied Public, Berlin, Massachusetts, since 1987; partner, Flintstriker, Kidder & Associations, since 1996. Consultant Abt Associations, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Founder, Host Homes for the Homeless, Worcester County. Treasurer Berlin Democratic Town Committee, since 1984. Chairman Worcester Coalition for South Africa, since 1987.
Treasurer Interfaith Action. Member American Economic Association, American Society Transportation and Logistics (board directors 1983-1987), Delta Nu Alpha.
Married David Elwyn Kidder, June 15, 1963. Children: Deborah Leland, Stephen Linfield.