Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College. Master of Arts, U. Toledo. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1973.
Lecturer, U. Indiana-Gary, 1966-1967, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1967-1968, Chicago City College, 1968-1970, Centre Inter.
Universitaire, Paris, 1970-1971, University of California-Berkeley Extension, 1972-1974, San Jose (California) State University, 1974-1978. Adjunct professor of history San Francisco State University, since 1978.
Panelist, reader National Endowment for Humanities, 1978, 79, 81.
Lecturer University Indiana Gary, 1966—1967, University Illinois Chicago, 1967—1968, Chicago City College, 1968—1970, Center International University, Paris, 1970—1971, University California Berkeley Extension, 1972—1974, San Jose State University, California, 1974—1978. Adjunct professor, history San Francisco State University, from 1978. Panelist & reader National Endowment of the Humanities, 1978—1979, 1981.
(American Crusade, An: The Life of Charles Waddell Chesnut...)
Member of Western Society French History, Women in History Profession (president coordinating committee 1985-1988), Organization American Historians, American History Association (nominating committee since 1983), Western Association Women Historians (program chair 1979, president 1981-1983), National Women's Studies Association (chair publicity & public relations, founding convention 1976, official historian 1978).
Married Chauncey Arkansas Keller, June 20, 1936 (divorced 1964). Married William P. Rhetta, May 10, 1969. Children: Reynolds, Stephen, Julia, William.