Bachelor in English, Colby College, 1946; Master of Arts in English, Assumption College, 1968.
Lecturer in English, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1947; instructor English, Worcester (Massachusetts) Junior College, 1968; instructor English, Assumption College, Worcester, 1968-1971; from assistant professor to associate professor to Professor of English, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, 1971-1991. Consultant New England Board Higher Education, 1977, Butler County (Pennsylvania) Community College, 1983;project director National Endowment for Humanities grants, Worcester, 1979-1982.
State chair Common Cause, Boston, 1993-1995. Founder's group, vice president Worcester Institute for Senior Education, 1994-1996, president, 1997-1998. Alumni council Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1991-1996.
Executive committee board directors Jewish Family Service Worcester, since 1977. Member National Education Association, National Council Teachers English, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Jewish Family Service (board directors, executive committee since 1977), Council Jewish women (vice president education 1957-1959, co-president 1960), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Myron Ralph Laipson, September 18, 1946. Children: Deborah Payne, Ellen, Adam.