Bachelor, University Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 1993. Master of Arts, University Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 1999.
Graduate teaching assistant University Illinois, 1993—1999. Editorial assistant Communications Education, 1996—1999. Part time faculty, speech Parkland College, Champaign, 1995—1999.
Assistant forensics coach Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, 1999—2001. Adjunct speech Delta College, University Center, 2000—2000. Associate professor communications Saginaw Valley State University, since 2000, director forensics, since 2001.
Member of National Communications Association.
Married James Robert Havlik, December 7, 1970. Children: Spencer Pierce Havlik, Addison Jo Havlik, Amelia Rose Havlik.