Bachelor in Political Science and History magna cum laude, Queens College, 1970. Master of Arts in Political Science, George Washington University, 1981.
Assistant editor United Nations International Review Service, 1969—1971. Staff assistant United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1977—1979, executive floor assistant to majority leader, 1979—1987, executive assistant to the speaker, since 1987. Adjunct instructor Strayer College, Washington, since 1982.
Member of American Association of University Professors, American Association of University Women, American Political Science Association.
Married Wallace L. Sadoff (divorced). 1 child Leslie Sadoff Smith. Married John Whitson Roark, August 21, 1982.