Bachelor, William Paterson College, 1978. Master of Arts, William Paterson College, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1987.
Administrative assistant, Lehman Brothers, New York City, 1960-1961; administrative assistant, Curtis Hoxter, New York City, 1961-1962; secretary-treasurer, Fyna Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Montville Township, New Jersey, 1963-1983; independent consultant public relations, New Jersey, 1978-1992; assistant professor, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, 1987-1988; assistant professor communications, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, since 1988.
Member Whitewater Commission on Cable television, since 1991. Member Center States Communications Association (chair public relations interest group 1990-1991), Commission on Public Relations (chair 1990-1991), Speech Communication Association.
Married Robert J. Renker, July 24, 1961 (deceased 1983). Children: Stella Ann Renker Rastogi, Jason William.