Bachelor in Visual Arts, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, 1989. Graduate in Education, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, 1974.
Bachelor in Visual Arts with honors, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, 1981.
Lecturer Sch Architecture & Bldg, Deakin University, Geelong, 1989—1995, senior lecturer, since 1996. State government advisor Point Nepean Advisory Committee, Melbourne, since 2004. Executive committee member Society Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand, Melbourne, since 2007, convener, international conference, Geelong, 2007—2008.
Vice president Nepean Conservation Group, Sorrento, since 2002. Chair Environment & Liturgy Team, St Peter's Parish, East Bentleigh, since 1990, Faith & Life Development Group Parish Council, St Peter's Parish, 1996—2001. Trustee Point Nepean Community Trust, Melbourne, since 2004.
Director National Trust of Australia, since 2004. Member of Art Association Australia & New Zealand, Australian Academy Liturgy, International Council on Monuments and Sites (Australia), Friends St. Patrick's Cathedral (life Outstanding Service award 2005).
Married Eddy Joseph De Jong. Children: Tanya Alyssa De Jong-Curtain, Jacinta Maria, Lisa Josephine Howard.