Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1968. Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1989.
Department chair Emiliano Zapata St. Academy, Oakland, California, 1976—1989. Visiting professor education University California, Berkeley, since 1989. Professor education Holy Name College, Oakland, since 1989.
Consultant Multicultural Project, Children's Hospital, Oakland.
Founding member Council for Transformation of Urban Schools, Oakland, since 1999. Advisory committee Congresswman Barbara Lee, since 1999. Board directors Vanguard Public Foundation, San Francisco, since 1992.
Member of American Educational Research Association, Ronald V. Dellums Democratic Club.
Married Kenneth Allen Epstein. 1 child Jaron Kelly.