Student, Smith College, 1960. Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1967. Master of Arts, City University of New York, 1973.
Doctor of Philosophy, City University of New York, 1980.
Lecturer, Fairleigh Dickinson U., Madison, New Jersey, 1968-1971; lecturer City College, CUNY, New York City, 1971-1973; lecturer Queens College, CUNY, New York City, 1975-1976; lecturer Brooklyn College, CUNY, 1977-1978; lecturer, Parsons School Design, New York City, 1978; assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1979-1983; assistant professor, Moore College Art, Philadelphia, 1988; assistant professor, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1989-1992; assistant professor, Texas Tech U., Lubbock, since 1993.
Married William Jay Jacobs, November 1959 (divorced 1978). Children: Catherine Elizabeth, Adam Eleazar.