Bachelor, University Kentucky, 1972. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 1978.
Postdoctoral associate department biology, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1978-1980; assistant professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1980-1985; associate professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1985-1991; acting chair department physiology and cell biology, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1986-1989; professor department physiology and cell biology, U. Kansas, Lawrence, since 1991; associate dean College Liberal Arts and Sciences, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1991-1996; dean College Liberal Arts and Sciences, since 1996; member college alumni board directors, since 1992. Member university scholars steering committee, U. Kansas, since 1988, women's studies advisory board, 1989-1991.
Board directors Kansas University Research Foundation. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Cell Biology, Society for Development Biology, Pan-American Pigment Cell Society (governor council 1988-1991, president-elect 1993-1996, president 1996-1999, past-president since 1999), Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (board directors), Iota Sigma Pi.
Married John S. Frost, August 29, 1975 (divorced 1983). Married Kenneth A. Mason, March 17, 1990.