Bachelor of Arts, Mount Holyoke College, 1968. Department of Administration and Management, Teachers College Columbia University, 1971. Department of Administration and Management, Divinity School University of Chicago, 1973, Doctor of Philosophy, 1978.
Assistant Professor of English, Aurora College (Illinois), 1975-1979. Chairman English department College Notre Dame, Belmont, California, 1982-1984. Associate professor, San Jose State University, California, 1985, director field consultant, internshipprogram, 1985-1987, board directors Keys Elementary School, Palo Alto, California, 1984-1987.
Board director Keys Elementary School, Palo Alto, California, 1984—1987. Member of Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers of English, American Marketing Association, Association Business Communications, Mount Holyoke Club of the Peninsula (president 1983-1985, admissions representative since 1986).
Married Carl Edward VanDeman, Junior, March 24, 1973.