Bachelor in Art with highest distinction, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1985. Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1988.
Instructor visual arts Pennsylvania State University, 1987—1998. Visiting professor of art University Monterrey, Mexico, 1988—1989. Chairman IMAGES fine art exhibition Central Pennsylvania Festival of Arts, State College, 1993—1998.
Artist in residence Pennsylvania Council on Arts, Harrisburg, 1998—2002. Interim visual arts director and consultant Central Pennsylvania Festival of Arts, 1996—2000.
Member ad hoc committee State College Borough Council, 2002—2004. Developer, coordinator Art in Prison, Centre County Prison, Bellefonte, 1990—1992. Developer Children's Art Exchange, Partners of Americas with State College and Bahia, Brazil, 1992.
Precinct election judge Centre County Election Board, State College, 1998—2008. Charter member, organizer Printmaker's Studio Workshop, Boalsburg, 1995—2000. Member of Art Alliance Central Pennsylvania (life.
Board directors, chairman committee 1972—2008, developer, coordinator workshop series 1989-1990, chairman long range planning committee 1989-1995), Friends of Palmer Museum, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married William H. Parsonage, May 6, 1961. Children: David W., Mark R., Kara L. Martin.