Bachelor of Science, Berry College, 1987. Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, 1992.
Professor Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, since 1992, director women's studies, since 2003. Owner, consultant Communicating Success, Decorah, since 2003.
Foster family Department Human Services, Iowa. Member of National Communications Association (Top Paper award 2002), Iowa Communications Association (board directors since 2002).
Married Larry Dean Sikkink, February 20, 1959. Children: Senia Sikkink, James Sikkink, Kameron Sikkink, Zoe Sikkink.