Bachelor, Stanford University, 1962. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964. Doctor of Arts, University Oregon, 1973.
Professor Cerritos (California) College, 1964-1968. Lecturer American University, Washington, 1973-1975. Professor University Center Arkansas, Conway, since 1979.
Member National Council Teachers English, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married William B. Melchior, January 22, 1966.