Bachelor of Science in Education, Salem Teacher's College, 1950; MSEd in Urban Education, Simmons College, 1967; Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration, U. Massachusetts, 1991.
Teacher elementary education, Springfield (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1950-1952;
teacher elementary education, The Buckingham School, Cambridge, 1952-1953, 54-62;
teacher elementary education, Narimasu Elementary School, Tokyo, 1953-1954;
teacher elementary education, Hingham (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1964;
teacher Title I program, Hingham (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1964-1967;
lecturer, Simmons College, Boston, 1967-1969;
instructor, Simmons College, Boston, 1967-1975;
assistant professor education, Simmons College, Boston, 1975-1979;
associate dean, Simmons College, Boston, 1976-1979;
associate professor education, coordinator human services program, Simmons College, Boston, 1979-1992;
associate dean of the college, Simmons College, Boston, 1984-1992;
professor education, Simmons College, Boston, since 1992. Executive secretary Cambridge Camping Association, 1957-1961. Co-director, director Williams College Teacher Training Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1969-1971.
Workshop leader Worcester Title I Project, HERS Project, Wellesley College.
Commissioner from Massachusetts, Education communications of the States, 1982-1992. Regent Massachusetts Board Regents-Public Higher Education, Massachusetts, 1980-1991. President, member Massachusetts Association Mental Health, Boston, 1970-1990.
Member National Association Mental Health, 1973-1985. Chair, member board of trustees Salem State College, since 1991, chair board directors, 1995-1998. Board secretary Cambridge Family Society.
Incorporator, board directors St. John's Comty. Nursery School, Hingham, Massachusetts. Board directors Friends of National Center, Afro-American Artists, New England Organisation Human Svc.
Educators, New England Institute for Health Care Superior vena cava syndrome, 1983-1985, United Way, 1979-1980. Board of trustees Nathan Mayhew Seminars. Member American Association of University Women (foundation program committee since 1995, foundation board since 1997), National Association Women in Higher Education (KSP trustee-secretary since 1991), Black Women in Higher Education, Greater Boston Inter-University Council, Corporation Board Resource, African American Alumnae Association (advisor since 1989, Crystal Stair award 1993), Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Keith W.Rawlins Junior, August 27, 1954. Children: Paul Henry, Pattie Elizabeth.