Bachelor, Stanford University, 1960. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1967.
Juris Doctor, University Iowa, 1981.
United States Public Health Service post-doctoral fellow Mount Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, 1968-1970. Assistant professor medical psychology University of California at Los Angeles, 1970-1973. Policy studies officer American Psychological Association, Washington, 1974-1977.
Associate professor law Albany (New York ) Law School, 1988-1993. Consultant Kauffman Foundation Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, 1994-2000. Founding faculty California School Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, 1970-1972.
Adjunct professor art, art historical and law University Iowa, Iowa City, since 1994.
Board directors Iowa Civil Liberties Union, 1981-1983, Iowa Children's Museum, 1995-2002, Emma Goldman Clinic, 2003-2006. Member national task force on committment guidelines Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1984-1986. President Friends Development Council, UIMA, 2000-2003.
Married Herbert Allen Stier, June 4, 1961 (deceased October 1969). Married Steven Jay Burton, August 7, 1977. Children: Daryn, Max, Sam.