Bachelor, University Arkansas, Pine Bluff, 1981. Master of Public Administration, University Ark, Little rock, 1985. Master of Public Administration, University South Carolina, 1986.
Doctor of Philosophy, University South Carolina, 1989.
Economist soil conservation service, Arkansas Department Agriculture, Little Rock, 1979-1985;
economist, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, 1985-1990;
special assistant to executive director, Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California, 1990. Appointed to National Urban Fellows Inc., 1990. Vice chairman Federal Women's Program, Los Angeles, since 1987.
United States congressional advisor, 1981.
Member National Association of Female Executives, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Blacks in Government, National Association Economists, Gamma Sigma Sigma.