Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, 1987. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1992. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1993.
Instructor Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York City, 1993-1996. Assistant professor Alfred (New York ) University, 1996-1997, Maryland Institute, Baltimore, 1997—2000, Long Island University, Brooklyn, since 2001, associate professor, since 2001. Resident artist Santa Fe Art Institute, 2005.
Member College Art Association.
Married James William Shanks, October 15, 1994.