Bachelor, Yale University, 1973; Master of Arts, Yale University, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1979.
Instructor in philosophy Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, 1978-1979. Assistant professor philosophy Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, 1979—1996, associate professor philosophy, 1996—2006. Associate professor law & philosophy Case Western Reserve University, 2006—2010.
Associate professor philosophy & interdisciplinary Studies Merces University, since 2010.
Member American Association of University Professors, American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Gary Joseph Simson, August 15, 1971. Children: Nathaniel, Jennie Anne.