Bachelor with departmental honors, Grinnell College, 1956; Master of Science, Purdue University, 1957; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1973; postrad., Pennsylvania State University, 1985-1990.
Speech therapist Rockford (Illinois) College Summer Speech Center, summer 1956. Instructor speech Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1957-1959. Executive secretary Art Alliance of Center Pennsylvania, Lemont, 1978-1980.
Test manual coordinator National Education Association, Washington, 1980-1982. Research associate Evangelical Presbyterian Systems Group, State College, Pennsylvania, 1980-1982. Visual artist Pt. Matilda, since 1984.
Committee member, ad hoc projects Center Pennsylvania Festival of Arts, State College, since 1988, artist in action, 1989-1991, 93-94, instructor accessible arts collages, 1994-1995. Artist World's Women Online, 1995-2002. Instructor art Community Academy Lifelong Learning Center, State College, 1997-2002, writer Active Life, 1998-2001.
Artist-in-residence Pennsylvania Council on Arts, 2001-2004. Panelist Art Alliance Service Corps of Retired Executives Workshops, 1999, 2001. Judge General Federation Women's Clubs Pennsylvania Arts Festival, 2001.
Judge Clare Dahlia Snetsinger art award 2006. Volunteer local National Public Radio station, University Park, 2007., Arts Writer Voices, State College, PA, 2008.
Board directors, officer school district PTAs, PTOs, councils, Stamford, Connecticut, 1963-1970, State College, 1971-1987. Member National Museum Womens Art, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (life, board directors 1981-1986, vice president 1982), Alliance of Women Artists, International Southern Alleghenies Museum Art, Art in Common, Palmer Museum Art.
Married Raymond Richard Ritti, January 26, 1957. Children: Lesley, Jocelyn, Matthew, Susanna.