Bachelor of Science, University Massachusetts, 1970. Master of Education, University Massachusetts, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1975.
Teacher, various schools, NSW., 1960-1965; instructor, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1973-1974; from assistant professor to professor, California State University, Long Beach, 1974-1984; professor, director interdisciplinary studies, California State University, Long Beach, since 1984; president, researcher, consultant, Costa Research & Management, Huntington Beach, California, since 1990.
Member North America Society Sport History, National Women's Studies Association, National Womens Political Caucus (Orange County chapter)., numerous others.
Married Dale Paul Toohey, December 19, 1962 (divorced October 1983). 1 child, Dean Peter Toohey. Married Joseph Louis Costa, October 3, 1985.
1 child, Robyn Maree Gugenheim.