Bachelor, Marygrove College, Detroit, 1971. Master of Arts, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Manchester, 1990.
Teacher, Spechtweg Gymnasium, Stuttgart, Germany, 1973-1974; teacher, Berlitz School, Munich, 1974-1975; teacher, Inlingua School, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 1975-1977; lecturer, City Colls. of Chicago, Aschaffenburg, Germany, 1989-1990; teacher, Volkshochschule, Aschaffenburg, Germany, since 1988; lecturer, U. Maryland., Europe, since 1990.
Member Modern Language Association, Women's International Studies Europe, American Association Teachers of German (European chapter vice president 1993-1994, president 1995-1996).
Life partner Petra Elfriede Eyselein. Children: Richard Daniel Rastetter, Benjamin Robert Rastetter.