Bachelor, Arizona State University, 1957.
Teacher various school districts, Arizona, 1957-1962;
English language consultant, Evanston (Illinois) Township High School, 1963-1965;
editor, then senior editor, Harper & Row Publications, Evanston, 1965-1975;
senior reading text editor, Scott, Foresman & Company, Glenview, Illinois, 1975-1978;
senior editor language arts, Scott, Foresman & Company, Glenview, Illinois, 1982-1987;
director reading, McDougal Littell & Company, Evanston, 1978-1981;
project director spelling, Ednl. Challenges, Alexandria, Virginia, 1981-1982;
director curriculum and product management for reading and language arts texts, Open Court Public Company, Chicago and Peru, Illinois, 1987-1988;
consultant, project director language arts texts, Harcourt Brace, Orlando, Florida, 1988-1989;
senior managing editor reading, language arts, social studies, Science Research Associations, Chicago, 1989;
consultant educational public, Chicago, 1989-1990;
director reading, language arts, social studies, Proof Positive/Farrowlyne Associations, Chicago, 1990-1998;
editor, American Library Association, Chicago, 1998;
editorial consultant, since 1998. Speaker International Reading Association, New Orleans, 1981, Chicago Women in Publishing, 1981, Childrens' Reading Roundtable, Chicago, 1985.
Developerreading textbook series.
Member International Reading Association, Chicago Book Clinic, Chicago Women in Public.
Married William J. Hannan, Junior, June 15, 1957 (divorced 1977). Children: Megan, Timothy, Patrick, Moira.