Bachelor of Science, Delta State University, 1974. Master of Education, Delta State University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Mississippi, 1995.
Research assistant USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Stoneville, Mississippi, 1973-1975. Educator, department chair St. Joseph High School, Greenville, 1976-1984. Educator Solomon Junior High School, 1984-1985, Clinton (Mississippi) High School, 1985-1989.
Graduate assistant University Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, 1989-1995, postdoctoral fellow, since 1995, instructor physiology, 1997. Professor chemistry and biology East Control Community College, Decatur, Mississippi, 1998—2002. Associate professor of biology Tougaloo College, 2002.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Teachers Association,Sigma Xi (Research award 1979).
Married M. Frank Hennington, April 19, 1986. Children: Susan Kimberle Tubertini Hardeman, Andrew Pearson Tubertini.