Bachelor in English, Hunter College, 1958; Master of Arts in English, Montclair State College, 1964; Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1971.
English teacher, Lincoln Junior High School, West Orange, New Jersey, 1958-1966; English demonstrator, College High, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1966-1972; English professor, coordinator English teacher program, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, 1966-1993; professor emeritus, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, since 1994.
Member American Association of University Women, National Council Teachers English (folio review, consultant reader, judge), New Jersey Council Teachers English (past president, past treasurer, awards committee, judge, parliamentarian, Executive Board since 1976), Science Fiction Research Association (Vice-President since 1990).
Married Hyman Becker (deceased). Children: Joanellen Blakeley, Gail Anne.