Bachelor in English, Duke University, 1966. Master of Arts in English, Northwestern University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1974.
Instructor Wright Junior College, Chicago, 1967-1968. Associate professor La Salle University, Philadelphia, 1971-1987. Senior fellow Association American Colleges, Washington, 1991-1992.
Senior research associate Association American Colleges & Universities, since 1992. Executive director National Women Studies Association, College Park, Maryland, 1984-1991. Visiting professor George Washington University, Washington, 1991.
Member advisory board The Washington Center Multiculturalism in American Seminar, Washington, 1994. Consultant The Ford Foundation, New York City, 1992-1996, other organizations.
(Book by Musil, Caryn McTighe)
President board directors Building Blocks: Child Development Center, Philadelphia, 1975-1982. Board directors Community Women's Education Project, Philadelphia, 1983-1987, Lincoln-Westmoreland Housing Corporation, Washington, since 1992, Shaw Community Ministry, Washington, since 1994. 0em. National Council Research on Women, National Council on Research (member board).
Married Robert K. Musil, June 15, 1968. Children: Rebecca McTighe, Emily Kirkland.