Bachelor, Simmons College, 1977; Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1980; Doctor of Arts, Syracuse University, 1982.
Special lecturer, New Jersey Institute Technology, Newark, 1984-1994; assistant professor, director Master of Science program in professional and technical committee, New Jersey Institute Technology, Newark, since 1994. Consultant Nancy Walters Coppola, Inc., Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, since 1982.
Member long-range planning Board Education, Mountain Lakes, since 1995. Member American Society Engineering Education, Society for Technology Comm., Association Teachers of Technology Writing.
Married Nicholas Frances Coppola, September 8, 1975. Children: Daine Nicholas, Katherine Annual.