Associate of Arts, Shoreline Community College, 1971. Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, 1981.
Postgraduate, Sangamon State University, 1984—1985.
Research assistant department psychology University Washington, Seattle, 1974—1975, teaching assistant department psychology, 1976—1979, instructor psychology, 1979—1981. Instructional consultant Center for Instructional Development and Research, 1979—1981. Biological technician National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle and Pribilof Islands, Alaska, 1975—1977.
Director graphic arts Leisure Press, Highland Fallsn, New York, 1982. Writer, editor West Point Museum, 1983. Member visiting faculty in biology Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, 1984.
Science researcher, science office Illinois Legislation Research Unit, Springfield, 1984—1985. Member adjunct faculty biology Northwestern State University of Louisiana Fort Polk Center, Leesville, 1986. Legislation science intern Sangamon State University, Springfield, 1984—1985.
Member senior faculty, leader School for Field Studies, affiliate Northeastern University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985—1987. Biologist Office of Water United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, since 1988. Hazardous materials and wastes manager Combat Maneuver Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany, 1991—1992.
Republican National Military Family Association, Washington, 1986. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Animal Behavior Society, American Institute Biological Sciences (congressional liaison 1985-1987), Philanthropic and Educational Organization (chapter correspondent secretary and educational loan fund chairperson 1983-1984), Phi Theta Kappa., Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Scott Colson Marcy, May 2, 1981.