Bachelor of Science in Education magna cum laude, Center Michigan University, 1975. Master of Arts, University New Orleans, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, University California, Berkeley, 1986.
Teaching assistant, U. New Orleans, 1978-1979; teaching assistant, University of California, 1980-1981; research assistant, University of California, 1981-1983; research associate Center for Study of Futures Markets, Columbia University, New York City, 1983-1984; assistant professor finance, U. New Orleans, 1984-1989; assistant professor finance, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, 1989-1996.
Chairperson finance committee St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, New Orleans, 1985. Member Western Finance Association, Eastern Finance Association, Southern Finance Association, Finance Management Association, Midwest Finance Association, Southwestern Finance Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon.
Married Richard Allen LaBarge, June 28, 1980. 1 child; Robert Edwin Justin.