AB, Wellesley College, l962; Master of Arts, Boston University, l964; postgraduate, University of California, San Diego, l968-69; postgraduate, University of Illinois, l970-76.
Economist Arthur D. Little, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963-1967, University Illinois, Urbana, 1971-1972. Member county board Champaign County, 1972-1976, county auditor, 1976-1992. Legislation director European Research Area Illinois, 2002—2003.
Founder European Research Area Yes!, 2003. Member local audit advisory board Office Illinois Compt., Chicago, 1984-1992.
Founding member Citizens Forum on Gambling and Campaign Finance Reform, 1999. Downstate program director Citizen Action/Illinois, 1999. Legislation director American Association of University Women, Illinois, Inc., 2001.
Member Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Board, 2004—2005. State representative 103d district Illinois General Assembly, 1993—1995. Democratic nominee Illinois 15th district United States Congress, 1996, 1998.
Mayor Urbana, since 2005. Member American Association of University Women, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, League of Women Voters, Government Finance Officers Association, United States and Canada (committee on accounting, auditing and finance reporting 1980-1988, Finance Reporting award 1981-1991, Distinguished Budget award 1986), National Association Local Government Auditors (charter), Illinois Association County Auditors (president 1984-1985), United States Conference Mayors, Mayors Water Council.
Married John Edward Prussing, May 29, l965. Children: Heidi Elizabeth, Erica Stephanie, Victoria Nicole Johanna.