Bachelor of Science, Manchester College, 1959. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1969.
Teacher Mishawaka, Indiana, 1959—1964, West Lafayette, 1964—1968. Research assistant Purdue University, 1968—1969, assistant professor, 1969—1975, associate professor home economics, since 1975. Visiting professor University California, Davis, 1976.
Consultant in field.
Member of Family and Consumer Research, American Council Consumer Interest, American Economics Association, Association Consumer Research.
Married Leiw K. Williams, June 26, 1960. Children: Chadwick, Lora Lu, Matthew.