Bachelor, Ursuline College, Cleveland, 1962. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University California, Davis, 1974.
Postdoctoral fellow California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1974-1978. Assistant professor Wayne State University, Detroit, 1978-1972, associate professor biology, since 1982.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Women in Science (president Detroit chapter 1988-1990), Sigma Xi.
Married John M. Jordan, May 25, 1991 (deceased February 1997).