Bachelor of Science, Oakland City College, 1958. Master of Science, Indiana State University, 1963.
Teacher English,, Monroe City (Indiana) High School, 1958-1959; teacher English,, Lawrenceville (Illinois) Township High School, 1959-1967; teacher English and journalism, Rivet High School, Vincennes, Indiana, 1975-1979; Professor of English,, Vincennes U., since 1979; chairman experience-based learning program, Vincennes U., 1982-1994.
Coordinator fund drive Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Vincennes, 1971, co-captain, 1972. Captain Cancer Drive, Vincennes, 1974. Member book selection committee PTO, Vincennes, 1978.
Member Knox County Child Abuse Prevention Board. Member Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma (president), Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Jack Alan Nossett, June 7, 1957. 1 child, Nancy Maria.