Bachelor of Science, University Houston, 1974. Master of Science, University Houston, 1978. Doctor of Education, University Houston, 1997.
Part-time biology instructor Alvin (Texas) Community College, 1982-1986, San Jacinto Community College South, Houston, 1983-1988, full-time biology professor, since 1988, dean program development Institutional Effectiveness and Health Careers, since 2005.
Member of American Society Microbiology.
Married Jeffery Wade O'Brien. Children: Catherine Anna, Mary Margaret.