Bachelor, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, 1990. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1994.
Visiting instructor West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, 1993-1994, assistant professor communications, 1995-2000, director forensics, 1995-1998, associate professor communications, 2000—2004. Assistant professor communications Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1994—1995. Associate professor communications Ithaca (New York ) College, since 2004.
Member choir 1st United Methodist Church, Buckhannon, 1995—2004, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ithaca, since 2004. Member National Communications Association, United Methodist Women, Eastern Communications Association (life, chair interest group 1997-1998, advertising manager 1998, executive director 2004-2007), Phi Kappa Phi (president 1996-1998).
Married Steven Kent Johnson.