Associate of Arts magna cum laude, University South Carolina, 1989. Bachelor magna cum laude, University Maryland, 1992. Master of Education, University Maryland, 1995.
Export specialist Nissan Screw Company, Osaka, Japan, 1976—1978. Translator Shinsei Bukkyo, Yamaguichi, 1985—2004. Journalist Japan Editorial Review, 1996—2004.
Instructor Central Texas College, Iwakuni, 2001—2004, University Maryland, University College, since 1997. Translation Keiseikai, Kyoto, since 2005. Speaker Parent-Teachers Association Agena High School, Okinawa, Japan, 1996, Ube Women's Association, Ube, Japan, 2002, Iwakuni Citizens' Association, Iwakuni, Japan, 2002, Assn, Pursue Civil Society, Matsuyama, Japan, 2008.
Tutor, Yanai, 1998—2001.
Member of American Psychological Association.
Married Tim LeRoy Edwards, March 26, 1983. Children: Mariko, Arisa, Amy.