Student, Hunter College, 1947-1948; student, University of California at Los Angeles, 1967-1968; student, Los Angeles Valley College, 1970-1971.
Director, choreographer Academy Dance, Floral Park and Forest Hills, New York, 1947-1957. Director dance. Catholic Parochial schools, New York City, Brooklyn, and Floral Park, 1948-1955. Chair department dance Molloy College, 1958-1967.
Artist station National Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles, California-television, Los Angeles, 1967-1974, NBC, New York City, 1974-1978, station W National Broadcasting Company-television, New York City, 1978-1979. Artistic director Brookville School, 1980-1985. Teacher adult continuing education Lewisboro School Systems, 1995-1998.
Instructor Art Works, Litchfield, South Carolina, since 1998, Coastal Carolina University, 2003—2004. Director dance New York City Young Men’s Christian Association, 1948. Founder, director Queens-Nassau Regional Dance Theatre, 1950-1955.
Choreographer Molloy College Dance Theatre, 1959-1967. Consultant pre-natal exercise, Long Island, New York, since 1980. Judge art show Westbury Mural Project, New York, 1979.
Art consultant Chase Manhattan Bank, 1994-1996, curator Chase Manhattan Bank, Cross River, New York, 1993-1994, art. consultant 1996-1997. Instructor continuing education Lewisboro Cross River, New York, 1996, 97, 98, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1996, 97, 98. Instructor, speaker in field.
Instructor adult education, Ridgefield and Lewisboro, New York, 1995-1999. Instructor all media Painted Fern Court Studio, 1998-2000, Brockgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, 1999-2000. Instructor painting Brookgreen Gardens and Art Works, Litchfield, South Carolina, 2001.
Instructor art Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, 2003, 04, 05. Demonstrator Sumi e painting Georgetown, 2005, Time Warter Cable South Carolina Channel 17, Southern Style, 2005, Columbia Broadcasting System, Myrtle Beach, 2005. Instructor Coastal Carolina University, 2006.
Art works instructor Litchfield, South Carolina, 2006.
Democratic committeewoman, Glen Cove, New York, 1954-1958. Member Dance Educators American, Manhasset Art Association, Women's Sailing Committee of the United States Yacht Racing Union (fund raiser 1980-1981), American Women's Committee of C. Los Angeles, Tri-County Artists Ridgefield Art Guild, Waccemaw Art & Crafts Guild, Georgetown Watercolor Society.
Married Robert Thornton Howard, June 26, 1949. Children: Barbara Jo, Robert Thornton Junior, Gregory Lyon, Brian Devlin.