Bachelor, University Tennessee, 1955. Master of Religious Education, Southern Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1985.
Instructor Marion County Schools, Ocala, Florida, 1966—1995. Professor St. Leo (Florida) University, 1995—2002. Writing instructor Long Ridge Writers Group, West Redding, Connecticut, since 2000.
Member speakers bureau Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, Indiana, since 1990. Education consultant, Ocala, since 1990.
Member Marion County Chamber of C., Ocala, 1990—1993. Secretary Pilot Club, 1995—1996. Political affairs chairman Woman's Club of Ocala, 1998—2001.
Member of American Society Journalists and Authors, National Association Science Writers, American Medical Writers Association (Florida president 1988-1990), Delta Kappa Gamma (chapter president 1986-1988).
Married Charles Lehman Kelly, June 26, 1956. Children: Natalie, Marsha, Charlene, Kurt.