Bachelor, Bluffton College, 1959. Master of Education, Wichita State University, 1981. Doctor of Education, Oklahoma State University, 1988.
Consultant, Prairie View Mental Health Center, Newton, Kansas, 1968-1969; lead department secretary, Prairie View Mental Health Center, Newton, Kansas, 1969-1970; legal transcriptionist, Morgan & Reid Law Office, Newton, 1974-1976; adult vocational educator, Newton High School, 1975, 82-85; chair, assistant professor business, Bethel College, Newton, 1965-1966, 70-86; graduate teaching assistant, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1986-1987; instructor adult continuing education, Wichita, Kansas, 1988; member adjunct faculty, Butler Community College, ElDorado, Kansas, 1988; assistant professor information processing, communication, business, Emporia (Kansas) State University, since 1988. Consultant General Conference Mennonite Church, Newton, 1963-1965.
Board of directors Mennonite Mutual Aid, Inc., Goshen, Indiana, 1985-1997. Member International Business Education Association, National Business Education Association, Association Information Systems Professionals (award 1985), Professional Sections International, Association Records Management and Administration, Mountain Plains Business Education Association, Kansas Business Education Association, Delta Pi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Beta Delta.
Married Marvin Jacob Dirks, Junior, June 21, 1958. Children: Rachel Leigh, Danielle Suzanne.