Bachelor, Bennington (Vermont) College, 1960; Master of Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1968; Certified Advisory Study, Wesleyan University, 1974.
Editorial assistant, Newsweek magazine, New York City, 1956, 58, 59; editorial assistant, The Houston Chronicle, 1957; reporter, assistant editor, The Rockland Independent, Suffern, New York, 1960-1962; instructor, New Haven U., 1967; from lecturer to professor, Naugatuck Valley Community-Technology College, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1968-1997; professor emeritus, Naugatuck Valley Community-Technology College, Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1997.
Founding chairman Comprehensive Health Planning Council Control Naugatuck Valley, 1968-1974. Founder Wallingford Human Rights Council. Member State Health Coord.
Council, 1974-1986, chair State Occupl. Safety Committee, 1980-1985. Member Connecticut Energy Advisory Board, Hartford, 1977-1991.
Member Advisory Council to State Health Commissioner, since 1986. Treasurer Regional Mental Health Council, 1974-1986. Member Woodbury Fair Housing Council.
Member Democratic Town Committee, 1969-1988, State Platform Committee, 1974-1986. Member Connecticut Library. Association (scholar for library programs since 1988), Connecticut Humanities Council (scholar for community programs), Connecticut Siting Council (chairman 1976-1991), Western Connecticut Bird Club (publicist 1985-1990).
Married J. Lawrence Pond, November 13, 1959. 1 child, Scott Lawrence (deceased 1993).