Associate of Arts, Westark Junior College, Fort Smith, 1969. Bachelor of Science, University Center Arkansas, 1971. Master of Education, University Center Arkansas, 1975.
Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, 1986. Specialist in Development Education, Appalachian State University, 1992.
Science teacher, Bradford (Arkansas) Public Schools, 1971; various positions, Magazine (Arkansas) Public Schools, 1972-1980; graduate associate in composition and technical writing, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1980-1984; instructor in English, Wharton County (Texas) Junior College, since 1984. Scholar Texas Voices Sesquicentennial Humanities, 1986. Workshop leader, Wharton, 1987, 89.
Sponsor Phi Theta Kappa, since 1993. Member Society Technology Communicators (senior ), Popular Culture Association (area chair since 1983), Texas/S.W. Popular Culture Association (area chair since 1990), Texas/S.W. American Culture Association (president since 1993), Texas Junior College Teachers Association, Council College Teachers English, Association Teachers Technology Writing.
Married Andy Lee Poor, August 4, 1973 (divorced 1980). 1 child, Stephen Hamilton.