Bachelor in History, Manhattanville College, 1971. Master of Arts in History, University Virginia, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Virginia, 1978.
Master in Information Science, University Tennessee, 2007.
Instructor history, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University, Blacksburg, 1976-1978; editor, Virginia State Library., Richmond, 1978-1991; director publications, Virginia State Library., Richmond, 1991-1996; deputy director, Library. Virginia, Richmond, since 1996.
Mdm. board St. Mary School, Richmond, 1988-1996, board member Richmond History Center, since 2008. Member American History Association, Organization American historians, Southern Historical Association, Southern Association Women Historians (president 2002), Virginia History Society, Virginia Library. Association, Serra International (board directors since 1985).
Married John David Treadway, September 4, 1976 (divorced 2006). 1 child, Robyn Grace.