Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1971. Master of Fine Arts, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1974.
Assistant professor dramatic art University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1974—1980, associate professor of dramatic art, 1980—1992, assistant dean, general college, 1987—1990, associate dean academic services, 1989—1993, professor dramatic art, since 1992, associate dean, college arts and science, 1993—1999, senior associate dean undergraduate education, since 2004, McVaugh distinguished professor dramatic art, since 2009. Vice president communications United States Institute Theatre Technology, Inc., Syracuse, New York, 2002—2010. Publications and communications committee member, recorder International Organization Scenographers, Technicians, and Architects, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002—2010.
Executive board member Reinvention Center, University Miami, Florida, since 2007.
Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
Married Gordon James Ferguson, December 13, 1979.