Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Fine Art cum laude, Minnesota State University, Moorehead, 1974. Bachelor in Art History magna cum laude, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1977. Master of Arts in Art History, Washington University, St. Louis, 1979.
Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, University Texas, Austin, 1989.
Teacher Creative Learning Center, Albuquerque, 1974—1977. Instructor Atlanta College Art, 1979—1982. Assistant professor art history New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1987—1990, University Florida, Gainesville, 1990—1996.
Curator modern and contemporary art The Nelson Atkins Museum Art, Kansas City, Missouri, since 1996. Committee chair fine arts and culture Shawnee Mission Schools, 1997—2006. Lecturer House Menuha, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001—2006.
Advisory committee member University Missouri Museum, Columbia, 2002—2004. Exhibition juror McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, 2002. Art selection committee Municipal Arts Commission, Kansas City, Missouri, 2004—2006.
Member of College Art Associations, Association American Museum, Association American Museum Curators.
Married Michael Glen Schall, September 29, 1973. 1 child Maia Lee.