Bachelor, University of Michigan, 1960;Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1968.
Assistant professor, New York University, 1970-1974;professor, director graduate program and writer at work services, New York University, New York City, 1978-1988;director adoption recruitment, Graham-Windham, New York City, 1989-1990;associate professor, director writing, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, since 1990. Consultant Health Comm.,New York City, since 1988, Comm. on Behalf ot the Child, New York City, since 1988. Tenured teacher, Dept. of English, LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and the Performing Arts, New York City,
1998 -2013. President, Resumedoc.com, 2013-present
Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Joan Rodman Smoller married to Theodore Smoller. They have a child: Ana Claudia.