Student, Centre for Medieval Studies, Oxford, England, 1983. Bachelor, Moorhead State University, 1985. Master of Arts, North Dakota State University, 1992.
Doctor of Philosophy, University New Mexico, 2003.
News intern Bismarck Tribune, 1982. Lifestyle intern The Forum, Fargo, North Dakota, 1984, arts, entertainment writer, 1984-1987. Communications manager Plains Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1987-1989.
Freelance writer, editor Fargo, 1989-1992. Assistant university communications Moorhead State University, 1989-1992. Assistant to president Moorhead (Minnesota) State University Foundation, 1995-1996.
Executive vice president Moorhead (Minnesota) State University, 1995-1996. Editor, project manager NetChannel, Inc., Albuquerque, since 1996. Instructor Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute, 2004.
Instructor, English as Second Language/literacy tutor TVI Community College, since 2005.
Member North Dakota Professional Communicators (treasurer 1988-1989, president 1989-1990, Sweepstakes award 1988, 92, Sweepstakes award runner-up 1991), Art Educators Minnesota (member council 1988-1989), Advertising Federation Fargo-Moorhead (scholarship chair 1992), Zonta, Moorhead State University Alumni (president board directors 1990-1992, board directors 1987-1993), Society Values in Higher Education (new teachers workshop fellow 1999).
Married Paul Virgil Johnson, September 28, 1985 (divorced July 31, 1990).