Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology, Cornell University, 1958. Master of Social Work in Clinical Social Work, University Oklahoma, 1976.
Clinical social worker, Clinical Social Work Superior vena cava syndrome, Tulsa, 1976-1978;
private practice, Tulsa, since 1978. Board member Family & Children's Superior vena cava syndrome, Tulsa, 1973-1978. Member of advisory board Child Development Program, Norman, Oklahoma, 1975-1976.
Board member At Risk Board, Tulsa, 1979-1980, A New Leaf, Tulsa, 1979-1980. Board of trustees, vice chair administration board county, chair steering committee development, chairman advisory county dean arts & science, chairman regional campaign committee, com.mem. academic affairs & campus life, committee member alumni affairs & development, Herbert Johnson Museum Art advisory board, President Council Cornell Women, president emeritus Cornell Club Oklahoma Cornell Univercity. Board of trustees, chairman visiting committee rare books & manuscripts department McFalin Library., member TURC advisory board, advisory board department engineering U. Tulsa.
Married Stephen Jay Adelson, June 23, 1957. Children: David, Bob, Jim, Tom.