Bachelor, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1977. Master of Arts, Arizona State University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1997.
Technical director, Phoenix Center Performing Arts, 1978-1979; graduate teaching assistant, Schiller College, Strasbourg, France, 1977; graduate teaching assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1978-1979; assistant professor theatre and English, Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, 1979-1984; instructor theatre and speech, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1984-1989; graduate teaching assistant, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1989-1991; instructor speech, Haskell Indian Nations U., Lawrence, since 1991.
Member American Association of University Women, National Communications Association, United States Institute Theatre Technology.
Married Bruce Arden Hanson, June 4, 1985. 1 child, Eric Loren.