Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1992.
Social work program director Texas Woman's University, 1995—2005, associate professor, since 1998.
Board member, chair, committee member Denton County Friends Family, 1995—2010. Member of National Association of Social Workers (member, Branch Steering Committee since 2005).
Married David D. Marshall, August 19, 1995. 1 child Amy Colleen Nickum.