Bachelor of Science, Loyola University, Chicago, 1967. Master of Education, Loyola University, Chicago, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1974.
Teacher science Northbrook (Illinois) Junior High School, 1967-1970. Director career counseling and placement Mundelein College, Chicago, 1972-1974. Counselor human development Regional Service Agency, Skokie, 1975-1987.
Associate professor psychology, rehabilitation counselor Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1975-1987. Professor rehabilitation University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1987, director Disability Research Institute, since 2000, director disability and rehabilitation education and training office of vice-chancellor, since 2003. Professor, vice provost for academy affairs University Memphis, since 2005.
Member American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, National Rehabilitation Association(WF Faulkes award 2001), National Council Rehabilitation Education (named Educator of Year 1987), Illinois Rehabilitation Counseling Association (president 1979-1980), Council on Rehabilitation Education (president 1982-1985, editor journal 1986-1992), Illinois Rehabilitation Association (president 1994), Kappa Beta Gamma Alumni Association (national officer).
Married John Jay Conway Senior, October 26, 1985. Children: Jennifer, Daniel. Stepchildren: Patricia, Nicole, John Junior, Denise, Christine.