Theresa graduated cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May of 1983 with a B.S. in Criminology. She also completed the course work for a B.A. degree from Virginia Wesleyan in May 1997 in Computer Science/Mathematics. Theresa has worked for Virginia Wesleyan since July 1986. She started working in Campus Security where she was second in command, from there she work in Administrative Computing, and finally in the College Advancement Office as the Benefactor Coordinator. In her spare time, Theresa teaches R.A.D., a self-defense program for women.