Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, California (Pennsylvania) University, 1979. Master of Arts in Hispanic Linguistics, University Pittsburgh, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Linguistics, University Pittsburgh, 1983.
Spanish/French teacher, Jefferson (Pennsylvania)-Morgan Junior/Senior High, 1979-1980; teaching assistant-fellow, U. Pittsburgh, 1980-1984. instructor Spanish, U. Pittsburgh, 1984-1985; associate professor Spanish, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, since 1985. Consultant to school districts, 198-.
Member North Allegheny Foreign Language Advisory Council, Wexford, Pennsylvania, since 1987. Member Northeast Conference on Teaching of Languages (board directors 1991-1994), Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (vice president since 1990), Appalachian Educator's Society (executive council since 1987), American Council on Teachers of Languages, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese, Allegheny Foreign Language Association, Alpha Mu Gamma (Excellence in Spanish/French 1979).
Married Roy Allen Glisan, May 17, 1980. 1 child, Nina Andreya.