Doctor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, 2001.
Assistant professor nursing University Nevada, Reno, 2000—2002, Cleveland State University, 2002—2004. Administrator Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, 2004—2005. Nursing faculty University Portland, 2004—2005.
Community health nurse specialist North Shore Health Centers, Portage, Indiana, 2006—2007. Assistant professor nursing Purdue University North Central, Westville, since 2005.
Member of National Association Clinical Nurse Specialists, Sigma Theta Tau International.
Life partner Todd R. Copenhaver, October 5, 1995.