AB, Queens College, 1945. AM, Columbia University, 1948. Postgraduate, Radcliffe Graduate School Harvard University, 1949—1950.
Doctor of Philosophy candidate in American Civilization. ABD, Harvard University.
Teacher English and creative writing various schools, Long Island, New York, Massachusetts, New York State, 1945-1961. Teacher English, Worcester (Massachusetts) Junior College, 1961-1963, Tenafly (New Jersey) High School, 1963-1964. Professor of English, Rutgers Evening Division, Newark, 1963-1964.
Professor of English and creative writing Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1964-1988.
Retired, 1988; lecturer Caldwell (New Jersey) College, 1988, also coordinator independent study. Lectr.N.Y. Poetry Forum, 1975-1987, 1992-1993, Bergen Poets, 1980-1987.
Composers, Authors, Artists American, 1980, 81. Reader original poetry Clifton Public Library, 1975, New York Poetry Forum, Danbury State College, also New Jersey Council Teachers English, New England Small Press Association, various New York and New Jersey locations.
Speaker New York Press Women"s Literature Day, 1977, 78.
Judge various poetry contests. American Poets.
Speaker Press Women's Literature Day. Judge various poetry contests. Member of Radcliffe Alumnae, Bergen Poets, Centro Studi e Scambi Internazionali, American Pen Women, P.E.N. Women, New Jersey Council Teachers English Composers, Authors, Artists America (essay editor magazine), New York Poetry Forum, New England Small Press Association.
Married Willis Rudy, January 31, 1948. Children: Dorothy Elizabeth, Willis Philip, Willa Catherine.