Bachelor, Furman University, 1964. Master of Science, Florida State University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1987.
Volunteer teacher Peace Corps, Bukidnon, Philippines, 1964-1965. Teacher Head Start, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1966, Hampton (South Carolina) County Schools, 1966-1967, Wakulla County Schools, Crawfordville, Florida, 1968-1970, Alexandria (Virginia) City Schools, 1971-1979. Researcher National Education Association, Washington, since 1979.
Member National Organization of Women, American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group for Survey Research in Education (secretary, treasurer 1987-1989).
Married Gerald C. Hanberry, November 16, 1963 (divorced 1974). Children: April, Amber, Judd. Married Thomas Ray Edgar, June 16, 1984.