Bachelor, University Maine, 1975. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1992.
Graduate assistant Boston University, 1975-1976. Teaching assistant University Connecticut, Storrs, 1980-1982. Instructor French Milton Junior-Senior High School, Milton, Vermont, 1978-1980.
Instructor French, United States History Lake Region High School, Bridgton, Maine, 1985-1989. Instructor French St. Joseph's College, Windham, 1987-2000, member faculty senate, 1989-1990. Sales executive Compass Technologies, Cadillac, Michigan, 2005—2006.
Member Modern Language Association, National Education Association, Foreign Language Association Maine, Northeastern Association Modern Languages, Medieval Academy, Maine Teachers Association, Lake Region Teachers Association (president 1987-1988, member negotiating team since 1986), Harrison Business and Professional Association.
Married Lee Carl DeVito, November 8, 1986.