Bachelor in Journalism, University South Carolina, 1964. Master of Science, Alfred University, 1990. Master of Library Science in science information, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1993.
Master of Arts in history, University Rochester, 1999.
Journalist, News Leader, Richmond, Virginia, 1964;
journalist, News & Courier, Charleston, South Carolina., 1966;
freelance author, writer, Portland, Oregon, 1977-1983;
advertising manager, Bovees Nursery, Portland, 1978-1982;
writer, editor, John Ross & Associations, Portland, 1981-1983;
director public relations, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1983-1985;
director public relations, Alfred (New York) U., 1985-1987;
director public information, New York State College Ceramics, Alfred, 1987-1993. Consultant Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest, Forest, Virginia, 1985-1987. Assistant director Industry-University Center for Glass Research, Alfred U., since 1993.
Executive director The Paul Vickers Gardner Glass Center.
Member American Ceramic Society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Richard Erlend Adams, August 20, 1966 (divorced June 1980). Children: Jessica Devi, Elizabeth Maya. Married Thomas Houser Rasmussen, August 5, 1989.