Bachelor, Howard College Samford University, 1961. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Alabama, 1985.
Professor of Spanish, Samford U., Birmingham, Alabama, since 1963;
chair department world languages and cultures, Samford U., Birmingham, since 1982. Program director Cornerstone Core Curriculum. Board directors American Association Advancement of Core Curriculum.
Member of advisory board Southern Conference Language Teaching.
Member American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Alabama Association Foreign Language Teachers (board directors 1975-1993, Special Service award 1994), Sigma Delta Pi (advisor 1968-1992, state director 1986—2006), Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Stephen Craig Allgood, April 11, 1964. 1 child, Allison Lucienne Allgood Shaw.