Bachelor, University Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1951. Master of Arts in Spanish, Mexico City College, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1968.
Member faculty U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1968-1975, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1975-1978, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1978-1979;assistant professor department foreign languages and literature Iowa State University, Ames, 1979-1985, associate professor 1985-1996, emerita associate professor, 1996. Consultant public company. Participant workshops.
Delegate 1st World Congress Women Journalists and Writers, Mexico, 1975, also member education commission National Defense Education Acting grantee, 1967.
CenterLatin American grantee, 1972. National Endowment Humanities summer seminar University of California at Los Angeles, 1981, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1984.
Active Government"son Commision on Fgn.Langs. and International Studies, 1988-1995.
Member faculty U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1968-1975, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1975-1978, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1978-1979. Member American Association Teachers Spanishand Portuguese, Midwest Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association, North Central Council Latin Americanists, Midwest Association Latin American Studies, Clermont County Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Story County (Iowa) Genealogical Society, Caribbean StudiesAssn., Phi Beta Delta, Phi Sigma Iota, Sigma Delta Pi.
Married John East. Dial, August 27, 1959.