Bachelor of Science, Kennesaw State University, Georgia, 1989. Degree, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, Athens, 1996.
Assistant professor Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2001—2007. Associate professor University Texas San Antonio, since 2007. Assistant professor Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1995—2000.
Member of Organization Study Communication, Language Gender.
Daughter of Kenneth Frank Kline and Lee Thomas Lucy, Richard Carlton Blasdell (Stepfather) and Louise Kline Arlene (Stepmother). Children: Brianna Rae Roberts, Roman Kline D'Angelo.