Bachelor in History, St. Saint Louis University, 1953; Master of Arts in Geography, St. Saint Louis University, 1954; Doctor of Philosophy in History, St. Saint Louis University, 1962.
Professor of history and education, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1965-1973; associate dean faculties, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1974-1976; associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1976-1987; vice chancellor, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1987-1990; chancellor, U. Missouri, St. Louis, since 1991. Board directors Boatmen's National Bank of St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Christian Health Hospitals Conglomerate.
(Readings in American History.)
Board of directors Sister City International, American Council Foreign Rels., St. Louis Forum, Network Board, Missouri State History Society, since 1989, Missouri Botanical Garden, 1980, St. Louis Symphony Society, since 1993. Member National Association State Universities and Land Grant Colls. (Executive Committee since 1988), American Committee on Irish Studies (president since 1991), Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha SigmaLambda.
Married Joseph M. Touhill, August 29, 1959.