Bachelor, Texas Christian University, 1947. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1948.
Instructor department English Alabama State College for Woman, Montevallo, 1948-1949, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1949-1953, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1954-1996. Retired, 1996
Consultant Texas Commission on the Arts, Austin, 1982-1983. Lecturer West Chester (Pennsylvania) State University, 1984, 86, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1986.
Lecturer in field.
Active Tarrant County Democratic Party, Fort Worth, since 1980. Lecturer Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 1998. Member teaching awards committee Fort Worth Indiana School District, 1998.
Fellow Phi Beta Kappa (Texas chapter vice president, president 1985-1987).
Married Landon Augustus Colquitt, May 29, 1954 (deceased December 1991). Children: Clare Elizabeth, Catherine Amanda.