Bachelor, Georgia College, 1958. MT, Emory University, 1959. Master of Science, Medical College Georgia, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy, Medical College Georgia, 1968.
Medical technologist Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, 1959—1961, Medical College Georgia, Augusta, 1961—1964. Postdoctoral fellow medical microbiology Center Disease Control, Atlanta, 1968—1970. Director diagnostic microbiology South Carolina Department Health and Environmental Control Bureau Laboratories, Columbia, 1970—1975.
Director Division Laboratory Improvement, 1975—1982, Division Clinical Laboratories, since 1982. Clinical assistant professor microbiology University South Carolina Department Health and Environmental Control Bureau Labs, Columbia, 1970—1975. Adjunct assistant professor laboratory medicine Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, since 1977.
Specialist National Registry of Microbiology, since 1971.
Fellow: American Academy Microbiology. Member: South Carolina Public Health Association, Southeastern Association Clinical Microbiologists, Conference Public Health Laboratory Directors, American Public Health Association, American Society Clinical Pathologists, American Society Microbiology.
Married Robert D. Mitchum, June 20, 1970.