Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2005.
Journalist Marinette-Menominee EagleHerald, Wisconsin, 1994—1999. Assistant professor Wichita State University, Kansas, since 2006. Freelance writer, Milwaukee, 1999—2001.
Director TRIO Communication Upward Bound, Wichita, since 2006.
Board member American Journalism Historians Association, Oklahoma City, since 2006, convention registrar, since 2006. Member of Association Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Married Matthew Mark Lauters, September 23, 1995.