Associate of Arts, Meridian (Mississippi) Community College, 1964. Bachelor, Mississippi State University, Starkville, 1966. Master of Social Work, University Tennessee, 1970.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Wyoming, 1985.
Social worker, Clover Bottom Hospital, Nashville, 1966-1968; director outpatient services, Weems Mental Health Center, Meridian, 1973-1975; assistant professor, director health counseling agency, Mississippi State University, 1975-1978; associate professor, director Wyoming human services, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1978-1980; associate professor, director Bachelor of Social Work proram, U. Wyoming, Laramie, 1980-1982; associate professor, director Bachelor of Social Work program, U. Georgia, Athens, 1985-1989; professor, director, School Social Work, U. Missouri, Columbia, since 1989; director, School Social Work, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1989-1997. Consultant Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1979, United States Bureau Land Management, Reno, 1981, Territorial Government N.W. Territory, Canada, 1982, The Bush Foundation, St. Paul, 1990-1992, The Durrant Group, 1993.
Advisory board member Cooperative American Relief Everywhere, Columbia, 1989-1997. President board directors Laramie Child Development Corporation, 1984-1985. Member National Association of Social Workers (national communications committee 1990-1992, Columbia chapter unit committee since 1989), National Association Deans and Directors (nominating committee 1991-1993), International Association Schools of Social Work (United States liaison children project 1990-1992), Missouri Association Social Welfare (board directors Columbia chapter 1991), Council Social work Education (nominating committee 1990-1993, editorial board Journal 1993, Columbia Services for Indiana Living (board directors since 1993), Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Joseph Davenport, September 11, 1966. 1 child, Jennifer Annual.