Bachelor, Purdue University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1994. MSEd, Indiana University, Fort Wayne, 1986.
Instructor Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1987-1993. Assistant professor James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1995-1996, General Motors Institute/Kettering University, Flint, Michigan, 1996—2001, Indiana U.-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 2001. Visiting assistant professor Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1994-1995.
Member Girl Scout council, Fort Wayne, 1972-1978. Editor Indiana division Izaak Walton League American, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1983-1992, regional governor 1985-1978, environmental health and air committee since 1986, technical advisory committee since 1996. Member Professor Communications Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society Technology Communications, Association Business Communications, Rhetoric Society of America, National Council Teachers England, College Composition and Communications Conference.