Bachelor in Business Education, University of Southern Florida, 1972; Master of Education, Lynchburg College, 1992; student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, since 1995.
Investigative secretary, State Attorney' General’ s Office, Clearwater, Florida, 1972-1976; Investigative secretary, State Attorney' General’ s Office, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1978-1979; radio dispatcher, Pinellas County Sheriff's Department, Largo, Florida, 1981-1986; data entry clerk, Mid Coast Mental Health, Rockland, Maine., 1986-1987; correctional officer, Knox County Sheriff's Department, Rockland, Maine., 1987; correctional officer, Virginia Department Corrections, Rustburg, Virginia, 1988-1991; vocational teacher, Old Dominion Job Corps, Monroe, Virginia, 1991-1995; graduate training assistant, Virginia Technology, Blacksburg, Virginia, since 1995. Adjunct faculty National Business College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1992-1994.
Board of directors Tabor Retreat Center, Lynchburg, Virginia, since 1994. Lector, eucharistic minister Holy Cross Church, Lynchburg, since 1993. Member American Vocational Association, American Vocational Research Association, Omicron Tau Theta (Va.Tech.), Kappa Delta Pi (president since 1991).
Married John Knox Martin, July 24, 1976. Children: Troy Wade, Hope Ann, Chris Kyle, John William.