Bachelor with major honors, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1954. Master of Arts, Simmons College, Boston, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1981.
Master of Education, Boston University, 1993.
Teaching fellow department English and American literature Brandeis University, 1974—1980. Lecturer English Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts, 1980—1981, assistant professor English, director freshman writing program, 1981—1984. Writer-editor MITRE Corporation, Bedford, 1984—1986.
Lecturer in writing Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1986—2001, retired, 2001. Staff development specialist MITRE Institute, 1986—1988, staff institute affairs, 1988—1991, director special programs, 1992—1994. Partner Campbell Consulting, 1995—1998.
Lecturer Port Enrichment Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Seabourn and Silversea Cruises, since 1995.
Board directors St. John Animal Care Center, Gold Collar Society, North-East Animal Shelter, Salem, Massachusetts. Member Modern Language Association, Caribbean Studies Association, European Association Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Association Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, Kappa Delta, Pi Lambda Theta.
Married John Bruce Campbell, December 21, 1957. Children: Jennifer Ann, Rebecca Ellen, Sabrina Frances.