Associate of Arts, St. John's College, Winfield, Kansas, 1972. Bachelor, Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois, 1974. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1976.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Mississippi, 1997.
Graduate teacher assistant, instructor, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1977-1979; graduate instructor, U. Mississippi, Oxford, 1992-1996; instructor history, U. Control Arkansas, Conway, 1996-1997; visiting assistant professor, U. Control Arkansas, Conway, since 1997.
Member American History Association, American Society Legal History, Southern History Association, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Robert David Sindelar, January 3, 1976. 3 children.