Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communications, University of Georgia, Athens, 1994.
Assistant account executive Hill and Knowlton, Atlanta, 1985—1986. Director of public affairs and information Southern Education Foundation, 1986—1991. Professor of communications, director of pre-college programs Kennesaw State University, since 1995.
Married R. Nile Kinnick, June 20, 1987. Children: Jordan, Owen, Carter.