Bachelor in French, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1980. Master of Arts in French, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy student, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1991.
Certified in Egyptian hieroglyphs, Arabic Language Institute, Cairo, 1991.
Graduate French instructor University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1981-1984. Manager Magic Travel, North Carolina, 1986-1987. French teacher South Florence (South Carolina) High School, 1987.
French, Persian, Arabic and English as Second Language instructor High Point (North Carolina) University, since 1988. French instructor University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1993-1994. Spanish instructor Guilford Technology Community College, 1995.
Member Spanish study group University North Carolina, summer 1995, moderator Annual French Literature Symposium, 1994. Presenter, lecturer in field. Resided with Berber tribe in Morocco, summer 1994.
Officer Greensboro (North Carolina) Committee for Relocation of Refugees, 1990. Board directors University of North Alabama of United States of America, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, since 1993. Active Greensboro Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1991-1992, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Greensboro, 1990-1992.
Organizer community watch program Sedge Lake Garden, Kernersville, North Carolina, since 1995. Member Modern Language Association, Foreign Language Association North Carolina, United Nations Association American (board directors since 1993), University Women American, Archael. Institute American, Piedmont Indep.
College Association, Pi Delta Phi (president 1982-1983, honorary).