Bachelor of Science, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1972. Master of Science, Chicago State University, 1975. Postgrad, University Illinois, Chicago, 1977—1978.
Doctor of Philosophy, Union University, Cincinnati, 1981.
Manager environmental concerns Sherwin Williams Company, Chicago, 1972—1982. Safety and regulatory affairs manager Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget Chemical Services, 1982—1984. President Whatley, Grimes & Associates, Inc., since 1983.
Consultant regulatory affairs David W. Young & Associates, Olympia Fields, Illinois, since 1982. Consultant hazardous materials General dynamics corporation, Detroit, since 1984, Mid-American Environment Services, Inc., since 1985.
Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society Safety Engineers, National Association Women in Science, American Chemical Society, American College Toxicology, Delta Sigma Theta, Iota Sigma Pi.