Office:  Department of Biological & Physical Sciences                      

            Montana State University-Billings                                                   

            Billings, Montana 59101-0298




Office:  406-675-2017                                  





1970                Ph.D.    Botany, Bangalore University, India

                                      Thesis:  Embryological Studies in Boraginaceae

                                       (First lady to receive a Ph.D from Bangalore University)


1963                M.Sc.  Botany.  Mysore University, India (with highest honors)


 1961               B.Sc.  Majors: Botany and Zoology.  Minor:  Chemistry

                                      Mysore University, India (with Distinction and High Honors)   


1974-75           Education Courses:  Immaculata College, Pennsylvania.

                                      Educational Psychology, Social Foundations of Education and

                                      Environmental Influences on self-concept


1972-73           Graduate Courses: Biochemistry, University of Delaware.



1996-present          Professor & Chair of the Department of Biological & Physical Sciences, Montana State University-Billings

1993 -1996            Director, Graduate Studies and Research, MSU-B

1994-1996             Chair, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, MSU-B

l986 - Present         Professor of Biology,  MSU-B

1980-1986             Associate Professor of Biology, Eastern Montana College

1976-1980             Assistant Professor of Biology, Eastern Montana College

1973-1976             Assistant Professor of Biology,  Immaculata College, Penn.

1968-1975             Assistant Professor of Biology, University Ag. Sci, Bangalore, India

1969                      Instructor, Research Methodology Workshop, Bangalore, India

1968                      Lecturer, BMS College for Women, Bangalore, India

1967-1968             Teaching/Research Assistant, Bangalore, University, India

1967(Summer)       Instructor Summer School for High School Teachers, India

1963-1967             Research Fellow, Bangalore University, India


2003                        Featured in Yellowstone Valley Woman Magazine

2003                         Zonta International.  Status of Women Award

2002                         Faculty Excellence Award

1995-present             Included in "American Achievers in Science and Technology". A package for K-12 science teachers.

1997                         ASMSU-B Award for Outstanding Faculty

1996,98                    Included in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”

l995                          Mershon Award of the Montana Academy of Sciences for Excellence in Research

1995                         Exhibited in “women in Science” Binghamton University 50th anniversary commemoration exhibition

1993                         Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarly Research

1992                         Portrayed as a “Role Model” in Northwest  College & University Association for Science publication “NORCUS”                                       

1980                         Distinguished Professor Award for scholarly research EMC Foundation

1970                         “Outstanding graduate” award from the Indian Student Association

1970                         First lady to receive a Ph.D from Bangalore University, India