Bachelor of Arts Missouri, 1950. Master of Education, University Missouri, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1959.
Counselor, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1952-1954; clinical psychologist, Center Eastern State Hospital, Indianapolis, 1954-1955; research psychologist, VA, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1959-1960; human factors scientist, Ramo-Wooldridge, Canoga Park, California, 1960-1962; human factors scientist, Systems Development Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1962; systems engineer, Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, California, 1962-1976; campaign manager, Carpenter Campaign Committee, Cypress, California, 1976-1984; senior systems engineer, Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, 1984-1987; manager technical staff, Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, 1987-1988; senior scientist/engineer, Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, since 1989.
Member American Psychological Association, Human Factors Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Psi Chi.
Married Paul Bruce Carpenter, June 12, 1954. 1 child, Jana.