Nancy J Duresky has received three degrees from The University of Texas at Austin: BS in Education, MS in Speech Communication and PhD in Communication. She also has an MBA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles California and a Professional Certificate in Computer Networking from the University of California at Los Angeles. She taught for ten years at various universities in southern California before working for 25 years for Hughes Space and Communication Company, which was purchased by The Boeing Company. Since she retired from The Boeing Company, she has taught at Phillips Graduate Institute in Chatsworth, California and, currently, at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Her home is in Santa Monica, California and has two adult sons and one granddaughter.