Student, Madison College, 1954. Student, Old Dominion University, 1982. Bachelor, Catholic University America.
Reporter, The Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch, 1955-1956; reporter, The Miami (Florida) Herald, 1965-1968, 70-72; reporter, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, 1968-1970, 72-78; Portsmouth-Chesapeake city editor, The Virginian-Pilot, 1978; government editor, The Virginian-Pilot, 1978-1980; assistant metropolitan editor, The Virginian-Pilot, 1980-1982; director public information, Catholic U. American, Washington, 1982-1984; executive director public affairs, Catholic U. American, Washington, since 1984; editor in chief, Catholic U. American magazine, since 1989. Lecturer journalism, public relations Catholic U. American, Washington, 1988-1992.
Board of directors Summer Opera Theatre Company, Washington, since 1990. Member Society Professional Journalists, Catholic Press Association, Council Advancement and Support of Education, Association American Universities, College News Association F C.
Married William Jerry Smith, June 29, 1957. Children: Stacey Anne, Joan Elizabeth.