Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1976. Master of Science, University Tennessee, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1985.
Certified interior design, retailing, professional modeling, Bauder Fashion College, Atlanta, 1973.
Fashion coordinator Bill's Wear House, Newport, Tennessee, 1969-1977. Buyer Shane's Boutique, Gatlinburg, 1977-1978. Instructor Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1978-1981.
Assistant professor University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1985-1989. Marketing director Profitt's Department Stores, Alcoa, Tennessee, 1989-1990. Marketing consultant Kridler & Kridler Marketing, Newport, 1990-1993.
Children's advocate Safe Space, 1993-1995. Adjunct faculty University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1990-1994, Walters State College, Morristown, Tennessee, 1990-1996, Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1993-1999. Professor East Tennessee State University, since 1996, chairman Department FACS, 1996-2004, woman's studies steering committee.
Founding member Community House Cooperative, since 1995. Member, Tennessee evaluator Nation Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention. Participant Children's Defense Fund, Washington, since 1992.
Founding member Community House Co-op. Member Governor's Prevention Initiative and Family Needs Task Force.
Board of directors Safe Space, 1991-1992. Vice president Newport Theatre Guild, 1991-1992, president, 1992-1996, board directors, 1990-1997. Director Cast and Crew Youth Theatre.
Creator Looking Glass Players. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Lioness Club, Kappa Omicorn Nu.
Married Thomas Lee Kridler, March 19, 1989. Children: Brittani Audra, Houston Scott, Clark Eaton, Sabrina Morrow.