Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Recreation, University Illinois, Chicago, 1981. Master of Science in Environmental Biology, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, 1988. Postgraduate, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1995.
Doctor of Philosophy, Walden University, Minneapolis, 1997.
Professional scout Wau Bon Girl Scout Council, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, 1981-1982. Pre-school teacher Anita M. Stone Center, Flossmoor, Illinois, 1982-1984, Alsip (Illinois) Pre-School, 1984-1985. Teaching assistant Governors State University, 1986-1989.
Park ranger Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter, 1986-1992. Professor biology South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois, 1990-1996. Adjunct professor Indiana U.-N.W., Gary, 1990—1992, Governors State University, 1989—1993.
Member special populations advisory board South Suburban Mental Health, South Holland, 1992—1994. Staff development/curriculum specialist Purdue University, 1995—1996, adjunct faculty, 1996. Professor biology Triton College, River Grove, Illinois, 1996—2007, chair science department, 2001—2007, advisory pre-professional organization, 2002, faculty advisor, 2003—2007, graduate school advisor, 2003—2007.
Consultant Taylor University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1999—2001. Graduate school advisory Excelsior University, New York, 2008. Graduate school advisory, president, faculty trainer, mentor Ellis University, 2004, member assessment committee, since 2007.
Graduate school advisory Western International University, 2005—2007. Scorer ACT and Associated Press exams, 2004. Graduate program faculty Aspen University, 2005—2007, Baker College Faculty and Curriculum, Critical Thinking Committee, since 2003.
Workshop presenter, consultant in field. Member committee draft by-laws Senate Ellis University, 2007—2008.
Leader, volunteer, trainer Calumet council Girl Scouts United States, Highland, Indiana, 1981-1984, 93—. Volunteer Lincoln Park Zoo, 1986-1988, Brookfield Zoo, 1996-2000. Coach American Youth Soccer Organization Soccer, River Forest, Illinois, board directors 1999.
Advisory Phi Theta Kappa Triton College, River Grove, Illinois, 1996-2000. Volunteer mentor West Lake Hospital, 2002. Volunteer Ambassador Walden University, 2002.
Co-chair accreditation committee NCA, 2003. Member National Science Teachers Association, National Association Biology Teachers, Illinois Association Community College Biology Teachers (president 1999-2001), Phi Delta Kappa (vice president membership 1999-2003, chair Recycle Project The Bountiful Alliance, Tor C New Mexico, vice president 2008-2009, president, since 2009).
Married Daniel E. Gardner, April 16, 1988 (divorced 1997). Married Philliip K. Duncan, February, 2004. 1 child, C(atherine) J.