Bachelor in Communications, Stanford University, 1971. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1992.
Member production staff Station KDBC-television, El Paso, Texas, 1971-1973. Film critic El Paso Times, 1972-1977. Vice president Sanders Company Advantages, El Paso, 1973-1974.
Freelance photographer, since 1974. Lecturer film studies University Texas, 1995-1998, assistant professor, 1998—2004, associate professor, 2004—2005. Retired, 2005
President CM Public, El Paso, 1981-1989.
Board directors New Mexico State University Museum Advisory Board, Las Cruces, 1982-1990, Arts Connect, Topeka, 2006-2007. Director, vice-chairman Shelter for Battered Women, El Paso, 1981-1986. Active Junior League, 1977-1990, sustaining member, since 1990, Chamber of C. Leadership El Paso Program, 1983-1984.
Member El Paso County History Commission, 1984-1989, vice chairman, 1986, 87. Member El Paso County History Alliance, vice chairman, 1986-1988. Trustee El Paso Community Foundation, 1984-1989.
Member advisory board El Paso Arts Resources department, 1987-1993, chairman, 1991-1993. Member advisory board Texas Film Alliance, 1991, Texas Center for the Book, 1987-2000. Member literature advisory panel Texas Commission on Arts, 1991-1993, media advisory panel, 1997-1998.
Member advisory council El Paso Business Committee for Arts, 1988-1990, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University Texas, Austin. Member Texas Committee Humanities Board, 1993-1998. Member literature panel Cultural Arts Council Houston, 1993.
Member advisory committee Texas Book Fair, 1996-1999. Court appointed Special Advisory Children, 2005-2006. Member Governor's Film Undustry Task Force, since 2005, Kansas Film Commission CASA, 2005-2006, member executive committee Kansas State History Society Board, since 2006, Kansas City Film Critics Circuit, since 2006.
Audio reader volunteer Kansas Public Radio, since 2008, Kansas Film Commission Board, since 2008,Kansas City Film Critics Circuit, 2006, instructor Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University Kansas, 2007., advisory board department film & media studies. Member University Texas at El Paso Library. Association (vice president 1987-1988, president 1989-1991), Stanford University Alumni Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Married James Clifton Farah, January 12, 1974 (divorced 1992). Children: Elise, Alexa. Married James S. Haines, April 13, 2001.