Bachelor of Science, Radford College, Virginia, 1968. Master of Science, University Tennessee, 1969. Doctor of Education, University Georgia, 1976.
Instructor, head teacher lab school, U. Georgia, Athens, 1969-1974;
instructor child and family development, coordinator undergraduate curriculum, U. Georgia, Athens, 1974-1977;
assistant professor of child and family development, administrative assistant to department head, U. Georgia, Athens, 1977-1984;
associate professor of child and family development, administrative assistant to department head, U. Georgia, Athens, 1984-1989;
professor child and family development, U. Georgia, Athens, since 1989. Consultant Georgia Extension Service, Athens, 1973-1974, Head Start, North Georgia area, 1975, Gwinnette County Schools, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 1976-1978. Board directors Community Coordinated Child Care, Athens, 1976-1980.
Member of advisory bd.Athens Vocational Technology School, 1975-1981.
Presentor, interviewer television, radio, and print media, since 1974. Board directors Athens Communtiy Coordinated Child Care, Athens, 1976-1980. Member Association for Childhood Education International (research reviewer since 1979), Southern Association on Children Under Six (editorial board since 1983), Georgia Association on Young Children (program chair 1983-1984, chair scholarship committee since 1985), Southeastern Council on Family Relations (program committee 1977-1978), Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, Society for Research in Child Development, National Association for the Education of Young Children, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (associate 1978-1980), Association for Childhood Education International, National Association for Education of Young Children, National Council on Family Relations, Georgia Early Childhood Education/Child Development Higher Education Association, Chi Beta Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Pi.