Associate of Arts, Cullman College, 1962. Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1967. Master of Science, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1968.
Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1974.
Elementary teacher, Catholic Diocese Alabama, Decatur, 1964-1966; head home economics department, Cullman (Alabama) College, 1968-1971; graduate teaching assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1971-1974; assistant professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1974-1976; assistant professor, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1976-1980; associate director dietetics, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1977-1980; assistant dean, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1980-1984; director dietetics program, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1981-1987; associate dean, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1986-1992. Consultant National Higher Education Committee, Washington, 1988, National Health Corporation, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1986-1988, Basha's Food Stores, Phoenix, 1974-1976.
Board member East Tennessee Alzheimer's Association, Knoxville, 1990-1992, chair public policy, 1991-1992. Member American Dietetic Association (site visitor 1983-1986, registered dietitian, service award 1986), American Home Economics Association (certified home economist, leader 1990), American Institute Nutrition (associate).