Bachelor, Trinity College, Washington. Master of Arts in English, Catholic University, Washington, 1961. Master of Arts in Theology, Catholic University, Washington, 1984.
Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1967. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Trinity College, 2002.
Assistant professor department English, Trinity College, Washington, 1967-1968, chair department English, 1969-1973, academy dean, 1974-1978. Provincial, administrator Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Baltimore, 1985-1991. Member staff Education-Parish-Service Programs, Washington, 1978-1985, director academy programs, 1991-1993, president, 1993—2007, president emeritus, instructor, since 2007.
Coordinator, Notre Dame Lay Associates, Maryland,2007-, chair board trustees Trinity College, 1997-2002.