Student, Southern Illinois University, 1966. Bachelor, Memphis State University, 1971. Master of Arts, Memphis State University, 1973.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Toledo, 1978.
Associate professor English, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, 1992—2003, president faculty senate, 1998—2002.
Co-founder Toledo United Against Rape. Member National Council Teachers English, Mystery Writers American.
Married David L. Fleenor, October 8, 1960. 1 child, David L. Junior.