Bachelor, Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1979.
Visiting assistant professor Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1979—1980. Assistant professor Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1980—1988, associate professor and chair, 1992—1998, professor, since 2001, chair, modern language, since 2006. Assistant editor REAL, 1984—1986.
Oral proficiency tester American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 1991—1995. Editorial board Sourthern Conference Language Teaching, 1994—1995. Reviewer Foreign Language Annals, 2007—2008.
Founder St. Francis Rescue Nacogdoches, Texas, 2005. Member of National Association School, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Texas Animal Control Association, Sigma Delta Pi (president 1970-1971).
Married John F. Anderson, January 3, 1988.