Bachelor, Mount Mercy College, 1959. Master of Arts, Duquesne University, 1964.
Research assistant II anthropology Department, University Pittsburgh, 1970-1978; adjunct faculty, Carlow College, Pittsburgh, 1980; adjunct faculty, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, 1982-1984; adjunct faculty, U. Pittsburgh, since 1986.
Member American Literature Translators Association, Dante Alighieri Society, Poets and Writers.
Married George Foster Provost, June 17, 1961. Children: Caterina, Foster John, Jefferson.