Bachelor (honorary), University Nairobi, Kenya, 1968. Master of Arts, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1979.
Doctor of Education (honorary), Moseno University, Kenya, 2008.
Assistant director College Education and External Studies University Nairobi, Kenya, 1975-1985. Dean. Faculty External Studies, 1986-1988. Dean Faculty Education, 1988.
Principal, 1988-1994. Professor Education and Deputy vice chancellor, 1994—2004. Chancellor Maseno University, Kenya, since 2008.
Chairman Kenya Institute Education, 1996—2000, Board Adult Education, 1994—2004. Commissioner Commission for Higher Education, Kenya, 1985—2004. Member Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute, Kenya, 1987-1992, vice-chairman commission inquiry education system kenya, 1998-999.
Resource person to many civic and women fora. Member American Educational Communications and Technology Association, International Council for Distance Education, Association African Literacy and Adult Education.
Married Hiram Karani. Children: Kenneth, Loreen, Victor.