Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, 1957. Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1966. Postgraduate, Washington University, St. Louis, 1972.
Editor, continuity director, Station WWBZ-AM, Vineland, New Jersey, 1958; director publicity, Conti Advisory, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1958; copywriter, Station KCNY, San Marcos, Texas, 1959; teacher, Henninger High School, Syracuse, New York, 1966-1967; instructor, Belleville (Illinois) Area Junior College, 1968; from instructor to associate professor mass committee, Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, 1967-1997; chairman mass communications, Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, 1985-1995; professor emerita, Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, since 1997; communications consultant, since 1997. Trainer National Iranian Radio, television, Tehran, Iran, 1974-1975. Communications consultant, since 1997.
Member grant committee Ronald McDonald House Charities, St. Louis, since 2004. Member National television Academy (Silver Circuit, member board governors St. Louis chapter, Second vice president, president 2002-2003), Delta Sigma Rho, Alpha Chi Omega.
Married Joseph C. Tirre, July 12, 1958 (divorced June 1977). Children: Conrad J., William C. Married John Albin Regnell, April 2, 1983.