University professor for 44 years at Sonoma State University and visiting professor at additional universities in the U.S. and abroad. Educated at UC Davis (BA: art and art history), Stanford University (MA: Medieval and Ancient Art; Italian Language and Literature; PhD: Venetian Renaissance Painting); the University of Padua, Italy. (archaeology and art history). Department Chair (10 years); SSU Faculty Chair. Apprenticeship: former Austrian Court Painter. Taught over 100courses, at SSU and abroad, including from Pre-History through Post Modern in art history; Women in Art, and diverse art studio courses. Published articles and lectured on Palaeolithic Cave Art, Animal Behavior, Renaissance Art, Modern Art, California Art, Non-western contributions toAmerican Art; topics on Women in Art and Women Artists nationally and internationally. Received aCarnegie Foundation Research Grant, $125,000 NEH Grant for the first ITDS Distance LearningProgram in the U.S.; assorted research grants and awards; honored with the University TeachingExcellence Award. As a single mother worked full time while raising two sons, and managing a small farm with diverse plants, heritage trees, and domestic and wild animals, including rescued American mustangs and burros. She has studied Natural Horsemanship for 15 years with a focus on energetic and mental communication. Active in environmental causes since 1966; Second Wave of Bay AreaFeminism since 1970. Currently working on a book on Learning from Animals.