Bachelor of Science in Education summa cum laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1973. Medical Science Liaison Society, Syracuse University, 1979.
Geography/maps library Syracuse (New York ) University Library., 1979-1991, head maps unit, 1987-1991, social science coordinator, 1991-1994, head, maps/government information department, 1991-1994. Assistant director for user services University Library. State University of New York, Albany, 1994—1998.
Coordinator information services Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, since 1998. Consultant Parliamentary Library., Russian Federation, Moscow, 1992-1995.
Consultant Jamesville-Dewitt Middle School social studies program, Dewitt, New York, 1988-1989. Member American Library Association (chair map/geography roundtable 1988-1989), Human Relations Area Files (member executive board 1993-1994), Association College and Research Libraries (chair eastern New York chapter 2005-2006), Beta Phi Mu, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Edward Carl Waltz, April 28, 1973. Children: Geoffrey Vankirk, Elissa Renate.