Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1974. Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1975. Postgraduate, Cleveland State University, 1979.
Instructor speech communications Lakeland Community College, 1976—1980, assistant professor, 1980—1982, associate professor, since 1982.
Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Black Women's Forum, League of Women Voters. Vice president Ohio Consortium Blacks Higher Education. Board directors Ruffing Montessori School, African American Angels.
Member of National Education Association, Afro-American Cultural and History Society Museum, Black Women's Political Action Committee, National Association Dramatic and Speech Arts, Ohio Speech Association, Community College Humanities Association, Ohio Educators Association, Executive Women Suburbia (secretary), Theta Alpha Phi, Ohio Wesleyan University Black Alumni Network.
Married Morton Vogel Smith Junior, September 30, 1976. Children: Diambu Kibwe, Tor Yohance.