Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1943. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1971.
Assistant professor professor international global broadcasting William Paterson College New Jersey, 1972—1974. Associate professor Emerson College, Boston, 1976—1981. Director graduate studies department mass communications, from 1980.
Visiting professor comparative broadcasting system Boston University, 1977. Visiting professor international broadcasting Curry College, 1980.
Member of American Association of University Women, American Association of University Professors, American-Scandinavian Association, Speech Communication Association, National Association Educational Broadcasters, International Communications Association, National Academy television Arts and Sciences, International Institute Communications, Phi Beta.
Married George Grinde Thompson, May 30, 1942. Children: Diane Flautt, George Thompson, David Thompson.