Bachelor, Huntingdon College, 1971. Master of Arts, University Georgia, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Emory University, 1993.
Instructor University Georgia, Athens, 1982-1985. Assistant professor University Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1985. Library consultant National Park Service Regional, Atlanta, 1987-1989.
Full professor Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, since 1993, chair department art, since 1996.
Commissioner Landmarks Commission, St. Joseph, since 1995. Member College Art Association, Society for Cinema Studies.
Married James Mack Sauls, August 31, 1979. Children: Zachary Houston, Christopher Bennett.