Bachelor of Science, Fordham University, 1957. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1966.
Instructor, director debate Fordham University, New York City, 1958-1960. Assistant professor, assistant chair City University of New York, Flushing, 1970-1975. Assistant professor State University of New York, Old Westbury, 1978-1983, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, since 1983.
Director Long Island admissions council Northwestern University, since 1980. Member Speech Communication Association, International Communication Association, Eastern Communication Association (chair), New York State Speech Communication Association (board directors), National Council Teachers Of English.
Married Thomas Francis Mader, June 17, 1961. Children: Janine Claire Danielle, Christopher Keith Joshua.