Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio State University, 1977; Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1979; Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1984.
Intern The Times, London, 1961-1962. Assistant radio-television production J. Walter Thompson Advertising, Frankfurt and London, 1962-1967. Copy editor, journalist The Newark (Ohio) Advisory, 1970-1983, part-time, 1973-1980.
Associate professor Ohio State University, Columbus, since 1985. Founding artistic director Grandparents Living Theatre, Columbus, 1984. Theatre critic Station WOSU Radio, Columbus, since 1979.
Presenter papers International Foundation for Theatre Research, Stockholm, 1989, Dublin Eire, 1992, Association for Theater in Higher Education, New York City, 1989, 96, Chicago, 1990, 94, 97, Seattle, 1991, Atlanta, 1992, Philadelphia, 1993, San Francisco, 1995, New York City, 1996, San Antonio, 1998. Presenter 1st International Festival Senior Adult Theater, Cologne, Germany, 1991, 1st National Festival Senior Theatre, 1993, 95, Disney Institute, Orlando, Florida, 1999, numerous others.
Commissioner Upper Arlington (Ohio) Arts Council, 1987. Member American Theatre Association, American Society for Theatre Research, International Federation for Theatre Research, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Ohio Theatre Alliance.
Married Lawrence W. Kieffer, December 29, 1965 (divorced September 1974). Married Richard Reilly, June 23, 1978. 1 child, Patrick Harriman.