Bachelor, Purdue University, 1969; Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1972; Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1976.
Teacher 1st grade, Glen Oak School, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1969-1971; assistant professor, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, 1974-1980; associate professor, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, since 1980. Founder, director Preschool Clinical Research Laboratory, DeKalb, 1975-1976. System operator 2 Education Research Computer Networks, since 1983.
Member American Ednl. Research Association (chair computer network committee since 1985), Mid-Western Ednl. Research Association (president 1983-1984, Executive Board and associate council 1977-1983).
Married Louis Dean Pierce, April 3, 1971. Children: Jordan Thomas, Evan Clark.