AB, Howard University, 1962. Master of Fine Arts, Howard University, 1968.
Library assistant College Fine Arts, Howard U., Washington, 1963-1971; from instructor to professor art, U. District of Columbia (formerly Federal City College), since 1971; department chairman, professor, U. District of Columbia (formerly Federal City College), 1986-1990; commonwealth professor, George Mason U., 1990-1992; chair department mass media, visual and performing arts, U. District of Columbia, since 1995. Visual arts panelist District of Columbia Commision on Arts and Humanities, 1985-1987.
Member College Art Association, Women's Caucus for Arts, Artists Equity, American Association of University Professors.
Married Joseph Payne Carter, February 11, 1964 (divorced 1985). L child, Cornelia Malisia.