Certified French, University Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1969. Bachelor, State University of New York, Cortland, 1970. Master of Arts, State University of New York, Cooperstown, 1971.
Master of Public Administration, University Delaware, 1990. Diplome langue francaise, French Ministry Education.
Library. Wm. Jeanes Library., Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, 1972-1979. President Delaware Folklife Project, Wilmington, 1981-1988. Legislation fellow Delaware House Republican, Dover, 1988, 89.
House-senate laision Delaware General Assembly, 1989-1998. President Burdick Associates, Rockland, Delaware, since 1998. Member Washington-Rochambeau Trail Committee, 2002, chairman, since 2003.
Working group member National Educational Goals Panel, Washington, 1995-1997. Member Delaware Art Museum Council, board directors 1993-1995.
Board directors Old Swedes Foundation, since 2002, World Trade Center Insurance, Delaware, 2003. Member National Trust for History Preservation (board advisors 1991-2001), Art Museum Council (president 1993-1995), Delaware Civil War Society (board directors 1997-2000), Delaware Society Mayflower Descendants (board vice president, president 2002), Delaware Huguenot Society (vice president 1996-1998, president 1998-2000), Preservation Delaware (founding member, board directors 1993-1999), Colonel Dames.
Married Ralph Edward Burdick, August 21, 1971. Children: Robert, Elizabeth, Edward.