Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Fordham University, 1952; Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1969; Doctor of Philosophy, Union Graduate School, 1976.
Teacher television, New York City Schools, 1953-1957; teacher television, Midwest Air Born Instruction, Lafayette, Indiana, 1957-1960; director television, Port Washington (New York) Schools, 1960-1975; management, Applied Management Sciences, Washington, 1975-1977; director development, U. Mid-American, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1977-1979; director education, Operation Cork, San Diego, 1979-1980; director education, Parkside Medical Service, Chicago, 1980-1981; vice president, program development, The Media Works, Chicago, 1981-1983; professor television, Columbia College, Chicago, since 1983. Consultant Aaron Cashman Agency, Chicago, 1st Capital, Inc., Chateau Hotter Foundation, Beachnut Nutrition Corporation, Illinois Department Transportation, Dartnell Corporation, Dandilion Imaging Systems.
Volunteer Mayor Harold Washington campaign, Chicago, 1983, Pacific Garden Mission, 1987: board directors Adult Children of Alcoholics. Member International television Association, television Academy Arts and Sciences, National Association for Educational technology.
Married Howard Ryder (deceased). 1 child, Tracey; Married Henry A. Connolly Junior, 1991.