Bachelor, Georgetown College, 1947; Master of Religious Education, Southern Baptist Seminary, 1949; Doctor of Education, New Orleans Baptist Seminary, 1975.
Teacher Parkland Elementary School, Louisville, 1949-1950. Missionary to Japan Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia, 1950-1972. Assistant professor, retired Mercer University Atlanta, 1972-1989.
Retired, since 1989
Foreign student advisor Mercer University, 1973-1978, director English laboratory, 1973-1980, faculty advisor for Baptist Student Union, 1974-1982, editor Faculty Newsletter, 1975-1984, 90—.
Member Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, since 1982, Chamber of Commerce of New Orleans, 1972. Member American Association of University Professors.
Married Coleman Daniel Clarke, March 17, 1984. Children: Coleman Junior, Clifford, Jennie.