The University of Illinois, Ph.D. (Education) 1985
Born in the Austrian Alps, grew up in the northwest Australian outback, is Professor Emerita at The Ohio State University. Prior to recent retirement, was Professor in English Education at OSU from 1986-2012. From 2006-2012, created and ran the Holistic Education Focus Area for the M.A. in the College of Education & Human Ecology at OSU; founder (2010) of The Hospital Poets Program for The Ohio State University Medicine and the Arts Program; monthly Poetry & Writing Workshops for the James Care for Life Program at the Stephanie Spielman Breast Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio (2010-2012); workshops and presentations on language, writing, literary response, poetry (1994-2012); created graduate and professional development courses on Experiencing Poetry for the Human Resource Professional, and Language as a Field of Energy in Education and Social Sciences.
- University of Sydney, M.Arts (English Language and Literature). 1982
- University of Western Australia, B.Arts, 1974
- Dept of Education, Western Australia, Secondary Teaching Certificate (English/History), 1968