AB magna cum laude, Duke University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1970.
Assistant professor of chemistry, Houghton (New York) College, 1970-1974; associate professor, Houghton (New York) College, 1974-1992; professor, Houghton (New York) College, since 1992. Nutrition show host Station WJSL Radio, Houghton, 1984-1986.
Research coordinator Concerned Citizens of Allegany County, Belmont, New York, 1989-1991. Member American Chemical Society (national tour speaker since 1989), American Association for Clinical Chemistry, New York Academy of Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married David Allyn Howard, March 21, 1969. Children: Deborah Keeler, William Keeler, Eleanor Elizabeth, Stephen James.