Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, 1954. Postgraduate, New Mexico Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1955—1956. Postgraduate, University California, Santa Barbara, 1972—1973.
Postgraduate, University Houston, Clear Lake, 1989—1990. Postgraduate, George Mason University, 1991.
Test engineer Texaco, Inc., Beacon, New York, 1954—1955. Senior design engineer General Dynamics/Convair, Edwards Rocket Base, California, 1957—1961. Manager The Aerospace Corporation, Vandenberg Air Force Base, 1961—1975, systems engineering director El Segundo, 1975—1979, principal director Johnson Space Center, Texas, 1979—1991, principal director, program executive office for space Arlington, Virginia, 1991—2004.
Technical director Futron Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland, since 2004. 1st lieutenant, test engineer United States Army, 1955-1957, White Sands Proving Ground.
Rules committee Homeowners Association, Arlington, Virginia, 1998—1999, landscape committee, 2002—2003, community representative, 2002—2003. Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member: Women in Aerospace, American Rocket Society.
Married Becky Lou Schergens, January 1, 1994. Children from previous marriage: Steven A., John D., Robert G.