Student, Agnes Scott College, 1931. AB, Emory University, 1933. Master of Arts in Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1938.
Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1942.
2d grade teacher Coosa (Georgia) School, 1933-1936. Mathematics teacher Valley Point High School, Dalton, Georgia, 1936-1937. Graduate assistant philosophy Ohio State University, Columbus, 1938-1942.
Graduate assistant psychology University Illinois, Urbana, 1942-1943. Philosophy and psychology teacher Junior College of Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, 1943-1946. Director girls camp New York Protestant Episcopal City Mission Society, Milford, Connecticut, summer 1945.
Instructor philosophy Syracuse (New York ) University, 1946-1947. Assistant professor philosophy Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1947-1948, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1951-1952. Retired, 1952; instructor English Cooke Company Junior College, Gainesville, Texas, 1963.
Associate professor English University Plano, 1967—1968, 1974—1976.
Teacher creative writing, Denton (Texas) Senior Center, 1977-1983. Member American Philosophical Association, Poetry Society Texas, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Stephen Albert Emery, September 11, 1948 (deceased March 1991). Children: Stephen, John Loring.