AB, Indiana University, 1946. Master of Commercial Science, Indiana University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1963.
Bachelor of Science, Oakland City College, 1956.
Associate Professor of English, director dramatics, Oakland City (Indiana) College, 1947-1960; Professor of English, director dramatics, Oakland City (Indiana) College, 1960-1965, 69-; dean Sch Arts & Sciences, Oakland City (Indiana) U., 1995; visiting professor, University Maryland. Overseas Campus, Ramstein, Germany, 1965-1966; visiting professor, Evansville (Indiana) College/University Evansville, 1966-1967.
Member American Association of University Professors, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Council Teachers of English, National Trust for History Preservation, Irish Wolfhound Club American, Order Eastern Star, Indiana University Alumni Association, Oakland City College University Alumni Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Sigma Phi, Kappa Kappa Kappa, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Phi Gamma (national executive secretary 1957-1964).
Married Gary Lee Harper, December 29, 1964.