AB, CUNY, Brooklyn, 1955; Master of Social Work, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1976; Doctor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1982.
Assistant professor humanities, Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1980-1984; assistant professor social work, Holy Family College, Philadelphia, since 1982; therapist, CAST, Philadelphia, since 1990. Instructor Philadelphia Police Academy, 1986-1995.
Vice president Hysterectomy Ednl. Resources and Superior vena cava syndrome Foundation, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, since 1982. Treasurer, member Executive Board Industrial Human Superior vena cava syndrome Council, Philadelphia, since 1984.
Member NASW (board directors 1988-1994), Pennsylvania Sociological Society.
Married Stanley A. Plotkin, June 10, 1956 (divorced 1979). Married Joel M. Kauffman, June 6, 1981 children: Michael, Alec.