Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Rhode Island School Design, 1961. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Tulane University, 1963.
Art instructor Hull House Association, Chicago, 1964-1969. Art instructor, chair Hull House Art and Music Camp, East Troy, Wisconsin, 1963-1969. Art instructor Rutland (Vermont) Senior High School, 1970-1975, 79, art department chairman, 1972-1975.
Construction administration, bell maker Cosanti Foundation, Arcosanti, Arizona, 1975-1979. Adjunct instructor art Castleton (Vermont) State College, 1980-1984. Instructor art department Green Mount College, Poultney, Vermont, 1984-1989, art department chair, 1989—2001, professor, 1989—2004, professor emeritus, 2005.
Adjunct instructor adult education Rutland (Vermont) Public School System, 1980-1984. Art consultant Community College Vermont, Montpelier, 1981-1984. Principal, owner Smith-Hunter Physical Gallery, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, 1990—2008, Mel Hunter Greeting Cards.
Convocation speaker Green Mountain College, since 1994, Smith-Hunter Studio, Brandon.
Trustee Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, 1972-1974. Officer, board directors Polaris Press and Aquagraphics, Inc.
Married Mel J. Hunter, September 7, 1986.