Student, University of California at Los Angeles, 1947-1948; Bachelor of Arts, University California-Berkeley, 1951; Master of Arts, Bryn Mawr College, 1953; Doctor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, 1963.
Commissioned foreign service officer, Department State, 1953; served in foreign service, Department State, Washington, 1953; served in foreign service, Department State, Guatemala, 1954-1955; served in foreign service, Department State, Madrid, 1955-1958; director, International Institute, Madrid, 1958-1962, 78-79; dean of students, Elbert Covell College, U. Pacific, Stockton, California, 1963-1966; assistant professor of history, U. Washington, Seattle, 1966-1968; associate professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1968-1973; professor, U. Washington, Seattle, since 1973. Visiting professor University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977. Guest scholar Woodrow Wilson Center, 1985.
(Book by Ullman, Joan Connelly)
Member of advisory board Seattle Psychoanalytic Association, 1969-1978. Board directors Madison Park Community Council, Seattle, 1975-1979. Trustee Bryn Mawr College, 1984-1990.
Member American History Association (Pacific Coast exec.1983-1986, nominations 1974-1977), Society for Spanish and Portuguese History Studies (nominating committee 1976-1979, editor bulletin 1973-1976), International Institute (board directors 1979-1983), Real Academia de la Historia Madrid (correspondent), Washington State Jewish History Society (board directors since 1980), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Edward Louis Ullman, June 14, 1967 (deceased April 1976). Married Donald Elliot Spickard, March 19, 1982.