Bachelor in English, Tennessee Technology University, 1975. Master of Arts in English, Tennessee Technology University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in American Literature, University Tennessee, 1982.
Associate professor Elon College (North Carolina), since 1982. Instructor studies abroad program Elon College, London, 1987-1988.
Volunteer rape crisis Alamance County United Way, Burlington, 1984-1988, board directors, 1986-1988. Member South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Appalachian Studies Association, Carousel Smockers (newsletter editor since 1986), Smocking Guild American.
Married Richard Edward Lee, October 6, 1979. Children: Landis Rich, Roth Edward.