Bachelor in Art History, Hollins College, 1972. Master of Arts in Art History, Oberlin College, 1975.
Assistant curator Old Salem Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1972—1974, curator of collections, 1975—2001, director department collections, 1987—2001, vice president Museum Early Southern Decorative Arts and The Horton Center Museums, 2001—2005, vice president strategic planning, since 2005. Museum Assessment Program II surveyor American Association Museums, Washington, 1985—1997. Evaluator for general operating support awards Institute Museum and Library.
Sciences, Washington, 2001—2002. Lecturer in field.
(Book by William Armstrong, Paula Locklair, Bruce Shull)
Member of Organ History Society, Embroiderers' Guild American, Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly, Southeastern Museums Conference, North Carolina Museums Council, American Horticultural Society.
Married Dan Steven Locklair, July 23, 1983.