Although married at 17, she returned to college in the 1960s and received her Doctor of Philosophy in semiotics from Brown University in 1978.
Research associate, Brown U., Providence, 1978-1979, 80-81;
postdoctoral fellow, Yale University, New Haven, 1979-1980;
from assistant professor to professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1981-1986;
distinguished professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1987;
executive director Center Semiotic research, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1984. Board directors Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium. Chair numerous committees Pennsylvania State University.
Lecturer in field; co-director Annual Institute International Symposia on Semiotics & Structural Studies.
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President Bristol Textile Museum, 1972-1975. Executive director Women's Center Bristol Community College, 1972-1974. Member International Association Law and Semiotics (director United States, Europe since 1985), American Philosophical Association, Semiotic Society of America (vice president, president-elect, president).
Married Seymour Kevelson, September 23, 1950 (divorced 1983). Children: Lorin, Kenneth.