Bachelor in English, Seattle University, 1960. Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1961. Master of Arts in English, University Washington, 1966.
Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Washington, 1978.
Editor English Department, University Washington, Seattle, 1964-1966; instructor, Seattle U., 1966-1969; assistant professor, Seattle U., 1969-1972; member adjunct faculty, Anchorage Community College, 1972-1981; teacher, Anchorage Community College, 1981-1987; associate professor, U. Alaska, Anchorage, 1987-1990; chair women's studies Department, University Alaska, Anchorage, 1989-1993; professor, chair English Department, University Alaska, Anchorage, 1990-1993; associate dean for academic program & curriculum, Professor of English, U. Alaska, Anchorage, 1993-1996.
Contributing member Oregon Shakespeare Festival. National associate Folger Shakespeare Library., Washington, 1987-1996. Partner in conscience Amnesty International, 1985-1996.
Board directors Tudor Community School, Anchorage, 1975-1977. Member Modern Language Association, Women's Caucus for Modern Languages, National Council Teachers of English, Renaissance Society of America, National Women's Studies Association, Northwest Women's Studies Association, Philosophical Association of the Pacific Coast, Association for Canada Studies in the United States, Marlowe Society of America, Margaret Atwood Society, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Robert Henry Kuhner, December 17, 1971. Children: Mary Kathleen, Gwynne Elizabeth, Benjamin David.