Bachelor, Birmingham-Southern College, 1975; Juris Doctor, Birmingham School Law, 1981.
Tax mapper, Cole-Layer Trumble, Birmingham, Alabama, 1975-1976;
sales associate, Rich's, Inc., Birmingham, 1976-1977;
aide legal research, secretary, John Lair, Attorney at Law, Birmingham, 1977-1979;
program coordinator Center for Labor Education & Research, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1979-1984;
contract administrator federal job training Job Training Ptnrship. Act Administrative Offices,, City of Birmingham, 1984-1990;
administrative/budget analyst, Jefferson County Courthouse, Birmingham, Alabama, 1990-1992;
program administrator/development, Jefferson County Committee for Economics Opportunity, Birmingham, 1992-1993;
president, lead consultant, Griffis Consulting, Birmingham, since 1993. Consultant and lecturer Americans With Disabilities Act, since 1992.
Lecturer ancient Egyptian history and culture U. Alabama, Birmingham, since 1980, instructor labor/personnel law, since 1989, lecturer Southern College, 1988, grant writing and administration, since 1986. Consultant women in employment Mayor's Commision on Status of Women, Birmingham, 1986-1990.
Consultant Ramesses II Exhibition, Memphis, 1987, Birmingham Museum Art Egyptian Exhibit, 1988, Egyptian History and Culture Birmingham Festival of Arts, 1988. Education committee Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1988. Exhibition director Birmingham Festival Arts International Fair, 1988.
Member American Research Center in Egypt (Lotus division), Earthwatch Expeditions, Society Study Egyptian Antiquities, Egypt Exploration Society, International Association Egyptologists, Oriental Institute.