Bachelor of Arts Georgia, 1964. Master of Arts, University Georgia, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1969.
Instructor, Columbia (Tennessee) State Community College, 1966-1968; assistant professor sociology, South Georgia College, Douglas, 1968-1970; assistant professor, Georgia Southern U., Statesboro, 1971-1975; associate professor, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, 1975-1981; director of Title III, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, 1981-1983; professor sociology, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, since 1981; dean graduate school, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, 1985-1990; dean enrollment services, associate vice president acad affairs, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, since 1985; dean undergraduate studies, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, since 1995. Consultant TWG Management Svc., Jesup, Georgia, 1969-1970.
President Junior Woman's Club, Sylvania, Georgia, 1979-1980, Georgia Jaycettes, 1972-1973, Control Middle Parents-Teachers, Sylvania, 1981-1983, American Cancer Society, Millen, Georgia, 1974, United Methodist Women, Statesboro District, 1978-1982, Bulloch County chapter American Lung Association, 1994-1995. Member Georgia Humanities county, since 1993. Board directors United Way Bulloch County.
Executive Committee South Georgia Conference, United Methodist Women, since 1991, president 1996-1997, delegate General Conference United Methodist Church, 1996, board laity Southern Georgia Conference United Methodist Church. South Atlantic Regl. United Methodist Women, 1992-1995. Board directors Savannah county Girl Scouts United States, since 1988.
Board directors general board global ministries United Methodist Church, 1996, chair health committee secretary commission on episcopacy Southern Georgia Conference, since 1996. Board of trustees Andrew College, since 1996. South Georgia Conference Lay Leader, since 1997.
Co-chair Conference Leadership Forum. Member American Sociological Association (chair 1976-1977, consultant since 1980, finalist Hans O. Mauksch award 1984), Georgia Sociological Association (president 1976-1977, vice president 1975-1976, Executive Committee 1974-1978), National Association Conference Lay Leaders, Conference Southern Graduate Schools (Executive Committee 1990), Georgia Graduate Deans (chair 1988-1989), Rotary (charter member Downtown Statesboro club 1995-1997, historian, honorary member), Phi Beta Kappa (board directors 1978-1979, vice president since 1992, president since 1994), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi (president 1977-1978, 80-81).
Children: Joseph Barclay, William Rushton.