Student, Skowhegan School Painting, Maine, 1970. Bachelor of Fine Arts magna cum laude, University Utah, 1972. Master of Fine Arts, Stanford University, 1980.
Assistant professor painting, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1981-1985;
visiting assistant professor, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1985-1986;
assistant professor painting, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, 1986-1989;
associate professor painting, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, 1989-1993;
acting chair, adjunct associate professor art department of fine arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1993. Visiting artist Roswell (New Mexico) Museum and Art Center, 1981-1983, U. Georgia, Cortona, Italy, 1983. Visiting critic University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1991-1993, Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1992.
Critic & lecturer numerous universities.
Member American Association of University Women, American Association of University Professors, National Organization of Women, United States Figure Skating Association, Southern Poverty Law Center, Amnesty International, Women's Museum Washington (charter), Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society.