Bachelor of Arts in English, Valdosta State College, 1971. Bachelor of science in nursing, Valdosta State College, 1975. MSN, Medical College Georgia, 1976.
Doctor of Philosophy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1988.
Nurse educator Valdosta State College, assistant dean for clinical and community affairs, head undergraduate studies. Retired, 1997; dean R.H. Daniel School Nursing and Health Sciences, Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, since 1997.
Member American Nurses Association (certified adult nurse practitioner), Georgia Nurses Association, Epsilon Pi chapter Sigma Theta Tau (president 1979-1986, counselor).
Married James H. Brown. Children: Deborah Cay McIlhenny, Leslie Michele.