Bachelor, Canisius College, 1987; Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1990.
Producer, director, Station WUTV-Channel 29, Grand Island, New York, 1987-1989; teaching assistant, Syracuse (New York) U., 1989-1990; assistant professor, Medaille College, Buffalo, since 1990; department chairperson, Medaille College, Buffalo, 1992-1993. Judge for media contest New York Association Retarded Persons, since 1993. Member media operations reporter World University Games, Buffalo, summer 1993.
Member American Association of University Professors (secretary, treasurer since 1992), American Women in Radio and television, Women in Communications (publicity director 1985-1987).
Married James Douglas Van Valkinburgh, November 23, 1991. 1 child, Connor.