Bachelor in Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, University Texas, 1980.
Research associate department entomology Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1981-1984. Visiting professor department biological scis Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, 1984-1993. Assistant professor department biology Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1993—1999, associate professor, 1999—2005, professor, since 2005.
Adjunct assistan professor Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1985-1988, Clemson University, South Carolina, since 1996. Editor Entomological Society of America, Lanham, Maryland, 1986-1993. Visiting fellow University Delhi, 2005.
Branch secretary American Association of University Women, Stephenville, 1986-1987. Member of International Heteropterists' Society (secretary since 2002), Southwestern Entomological Society, South Carolina Entomological Society (president 2001), Georgia Entomological Society (editor 1986-1993), Entomological Society of America.
Married Forrest Lee Mitchell, July 28, 1979 (divorced 1993). Children: Robert, Evelyn. Married Edward S. Haynes, June 6, 1994.