I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. the oldest of six children. Graduating from the University of Maryland in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health, I married and immediately started graduate work in Health, finishing with a Master’s of Arts in 1971. After teaching eighth grade health education for two years, I was recruited to teach at Towson State University in 1973 and taught courses in curriculum, methods, organization and management, and program planning. In 1982 I received an Ed.D.. from George Washington University in Human Resource Development and Adult Education which eventually led to my position in the Center for Instructional Advancement and Technology and the Honors College. I have been teaching courses in Human Resource Development, including leadership development and team building since 1987. We have two daughters and live in Towson, Maryland.
I am a quilter and belong to the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild . Our home is adorned with quilts and other “fabric” art. I gave up cooking when I started to quilt.
I also fish and boat in both Ontario and Delaware with my husband, daughters and extended family.