Bachelor in English, Louisiana State University, 1969. Master of Arts in English, University Alabama, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Vanderbilt University, 1986.
Faculty member University Alabama, Huntsville, 1986-1992. Adjunct assistan professor English University Alabama, 1990-1992. Presenter in field.
Member National Association Poetry Therapy, National Coalition Indiana Scholars, North America Society Study Romanticism, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Alabama Writers' Forum, Alabama State Poetry Society, Modern Language Association.
Married Robert Norman Luther, July 18, 1971. Stepchildren: Carol Charlene Luther Lay, Robert N. Junior.