Bachelor in History magna cum laude, Youngstown State University, 1974. Master of Arts in History, Youngstown State University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Kent State University, 1980.
Graduate assistant Youngstown (Ohio) State University, 1974-1976. Teaching fellow Kent (Ohio) State University, 1976-1980. Oral history field resident Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1980-1982.
Museum manager Ohio History Society, Youngstown, 1985-1994, history curator Columbus, Ohio, 1994—1998. Senior historian Cincinnati Museum Center, 1998—1999. Assistant professor history, director Center for History Preservation, Youngstown State University, since 1999.
Part-time history instructor Youngstown State University, 1982-1985.
Secretary board directors Youngstown Area Arts Council, since 1993. Member labor studies advisory board Youngstown State University, since 1991. Active Diocesan Commision on Role of Women in Church and Society, Youngstown, since 1993.
Member American Association State and Local History, Ohio Academy History, Oral History Association, Oral History in Ohio (treasurer), Rotary Club of Youngstown.
Married Brian Roland Corbin, July 25, 1992.