Bachelor, Baylor University, 1979; Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1982; Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1986.
Seminar instructor, Stanford University, 1984-1985; assistant professor of history, S.W. Texas State University, San Marcos, 1985-1986; assistant professor of history, Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, 1986-1989; assistant professor of history, University Texas, San Antonio, 1989-1995; associate professor, University Texas, San Antonio, since 1995; director Center for Study of Women and Gender, University Texas, San Antonio, since 1994. Member governing board Conference of Women Historians in Texas, 1992-1995.
Member American History Association, Organisation American Historians, Berkshire Conference Women Historians, Southern Association Women Historians.
Married Horace Jeffrey Hodges, December 22, 1979 (divorced August 1985). Married Ralph Joseph Noonan III, May 16, 1987. 1 child, Decker Joseph Schott-Noonan.