Bachelor, East Carolina College, 1963; Master of Arts, East Carolina College, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1975.
Assistant professor, Massachusetts State College, Boston, 1965-1968; assistant professor to full professor, California State University, Long Beach, California, 1968-1988; professor emeritus, California State University, Long Beach, since 1988.
Director, Dance for Heart, American Heart Association, Long Beach, 1984-1987. Member International Dance Exercise Association (advisory board 1983-1990), National Dance Association ( vice president education 1978-1982, president 1983-1986, Plaudit award, 1980), American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Married Albert V. Griffith, June 14, 1952 (June 1981). 1 child, Alan Brian; married Jimmy Howard Railey, March 26, 1988. Four stepchildren.