Bachelor, Cornell College, 1962. Master of Science, University Iowa, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Colorado, 1970.
Research associate, U. Colorado Medical Center, Denver, 1970-1974; junior investigator, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, summer 1974; assistant professor biology, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1974-1979; associate professor, University of Michigan, Dearborn, since 1979; independent investigator, U. Washington, Friday Harbor, summer 1976; visiting assistant professor biochemistry, U. Colorado Medical Center, Denver, summer 1977; sabbatical leave, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1980-1981; visiting research scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, 1987-1988. Visiting professional biology University of Wisconsin, 1995.
Member American Association Higher Education (panel 1996), American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Teachers Association, Society College of Science Teacher (member girls and science panel 1993, editor abstracts and programs).
Married Stephen G. Heady, February 8, 1958 (divorced 1970). Children: Elizabeth Annette, Kathleen Michelle.