Bachelor of Fine Arts, Old Dominion University, 1968. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1976.
Assistant professor, curator art collection, director gallery Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1979-1984. Artist, art historian Newport News, Virginia, 1984-1997. Visiting assistant professor College William and Mary, 1991-1994, lecturer Christopher Wren Association College William and Mary, 1994-1997.
Guest curator, lecturer San Diego Museum of Art, 1997-2001. Lecturer Riverside Art Museum, 1998-2001. Curator Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, 1999-2000.
Visiting lecturer Mira Costa College, 1999-2000.
Member College Art Association, Southern Graphics Association, Women's Caucus Art District of Columbia.
Married Wilson F. Engel III, May 11, 1969. Children: Grace Elizabeth, Wilson F. IV.