Ph.D. Philosophy, Boston College: culture studies
Ph.D. Education,Capella University: adult / professional studies
M.A. Theology, Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley: social ethics
B.A. Philosophy and Music, New York University (Phi Beta Kappa)
Santa Clara University: Practical Rhetoric; Business Writing (2007---)
University of San Francisco: Ethics; Research Methods; Organizational Theory; Western Civilization (1995-2005)
Sonoma State University: Critical Thinking and Writing; Social Ethics
Menlo College: World Religions; Organizational Studies (2005---)
Georgetown University: Philosophy, Humanities (1980-82)
Boston College: Introduction to Philosophy; Aesthetics; Ethics (1977-81)
Over the past 20 years I've woven in and out of two worlds: philosophy, and public communication. I am thrilled to be teaching courses at Santa Rosa JC and at Santa Clara University, that allow me to combine these two loves in a rich learning environment. A New York transplant, I now live in the country with my family, horses, and an assortment of pets; in addition to philosophy and literature I sing with a choir, ride dressage and trail, support local ballet and theater, and am a dedicated "vaulting mom" (go ahead, ask me what that is!).
Professional Involvement and Community Service:
Phi Beta Kappa, Northern California: Member of Board, and Chair of annual Asilomar Conference
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges: Governor for Part Time Faculty, Northern Region
AFA Executive Council member (2012 --); AFA Negotiator (2013--)
Leadership Santa Rosa, class XXI; LSR Steering Committee with the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.
Active member / participant in Catholic Academy of Communication Arts Professionals; Catholic Press Assn.; Catholic Philosophical Association; Public Relations Society of America.