AB, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1977. Juris Doctor, Western New England College School Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1981. Master of Laws, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2002.
Special assistant attorney general Rhode Island Attorney General' General’ s Office, Providence, 1983—1987. Legal counsel health, education, and welfare committee Rhode Island House Representatives, 1987—2000. Senior partner MacDonald-Glenn & Associates, East Greenwich, 1987—2000.
Assistant city solicitor City of Warwick, 1989—1991. Assistant professor University Vermont, Burlington, 2000—2008, Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical Center, New York, since 2007. Adjunct associate professor University Sciences Philadelphia, since 2005.
Vol., advisor, board member Women's Bioethics Project, Seattle, 2005. Fellow: American Bar Foundation, Institute Ethics and Emerging Technologies (senior ). Member: American Bar Association, American Society Law, Medicine, & Ethics, American Society Bioethics and Humanities, Vermont Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association.
Married Kim Garrett Glenn, December 31, 1987. Children: Nichole Elliott, Katharine Claire. Married John Archibald MacDonald, September 17, 1983 (deceased February 8, 1984).