Born to William Chappell and Helen (Morris) Chappell in Farmville, VA.
Earns a Bachelor of Science from Longwood College.
Earns a Master of Science from the University of Virginia.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy from Miami University in Ohio.
Serves as professor of biology and as chair from 1980 at Wheaton College in Illinois until July 1994.
Is a fellow of the American Science Affiliation.
Is a consultant and evaluator with the North Central Association in Chicago through 1994.
Is an associate editor for various biology textbooks.
Is named Member of the Year by the Midwest Society of Electron Microscopists.
Serves on the board of trustees within the Phycological Society of America through 2001.
Serves as the academic dean of Gordon College in Wenham, MA, until January 2000.
Serves on the Board of Trustees of Wharton College through Dec. 1999.
Receives the Alumni Achievement Award from Longwood College and is named as an Outstanding Alumnus by the institution.
Is an evaluator and consultant within the New England Association of Colleges and Universities through 1999.
Serves as the dean of natural and social sciences at Wheaton College through 2019.
Is an evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission in Chicago.
Serves as president of the American Scientific Affiliation.
Is named on the list of “50 Women You Should Know” by Christianity Today.
Serves on the Gordon College Board of Trustees and presently maintains this role.
Is a biologist, cell biologist, educator, dean of natural and social sciences, senior scholar and professor of biology at Wheaton College.