Bachelor of Arts Missouri, 1942. AM, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy (Danforth scholar), Harvard University, 1973.
From assistant professor art to professor Mississippi State College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women), Columbus, 1947-1991, professor emeritus, from 1991. Regional director for Mississippi, Census of Stained Glass Windows in American, 1840-1940.
Board directors Mississippians for Educational Broadcasting. Member Mississippi committee Save Outdoor Sculpture, 1992-1993. Member American Association of University Women (Medal of Excellence award Mississippi chapter, 2003), College Art Association, Southeastern College Art Conference (director 1975-1980, 83-89, Distinguished Service award 1992, Mississippi History Society (Merit award 1995), International Center Medieval Art, American Birding Association, Aududon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.