Bachelor, Dunbarton College of Holy Cross, 1969. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1973. Degre Superieur, L'Institut Catholique, Paris, 1973.
Staff assistant United States Sen. Edward Kennedy office, Washington, 1967-1971. Director concert, chamber music and new directions series University Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1980—1993, director to executive director Lied Center, 1993—2000.
Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman executive director New York Public Library. for the Performing Arts, New York City, since 2000. Board member Chamber Music American, Dance United States of America, American Arts Alliance. Co-chairperson Midwest Regional Booking Conference, Minneapolis, 1987.
Founder Swarthout Society, 1980. Founder, president Lyric Opera Guild, 1974-1980. Co-commissioner multi-media Festival 2000: SenseUs, 1990, dance David Gordon's "United States", 1989.
Site visitor/panelist National Endowment for the Arts, 1985.
Trustee Leadership Lawrence, since 1982, board directors, since 1987. Advisory county Brandon Woods a retirement community, since 1987. Member Association Performing Arts Presenters (national president 1990-1992, national vice president 1988-1990, national conference chair 1986), Chamber Music American (board directors 1988-1991), Lawrence Chamber of Commerce (cultural affairs committee), Rotary.
Married Michael James Davis. Married Michael James Davis, December 13, 1969. Children: Adam, Ashley.