I have published books on Doris Lessing and on canon formation (The Canon and the Common Reader.) I also have published extensively together with my colleague Susan Kuntz (Psychology) on developing a gender studies program in a Catholic college.
"Teaching Gender at the Borders," written with Patricia Delaney, Gender at the Crossroads: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives: Publication of the 3rd. International Conference on Women's Studies, Eastern Mediterranean University Press, ed. Nurten Kara, 2010.
"You Can’t Be Old Before You are Young: Aging and Pedagogy," written with Susan Kuntz, Feminist Teacher, Vol. 18, no. 2, 2008
"Women in God’s Country: Teaching Gender Studies at Saint Michael’s College," written with Susan Kuntz, chapter in Women in Catholic Higher Education: Border Work, Living, Experiences, and Social Justice, ed. Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Denise Leckenby, Lexington Books, 2003.
"Women in God's Country: Gender Studies at a Small, Catholic College," written with Susan Kuntz, chapter in Feminist Pedagogy, ed. Maralee Mayberry and Ellen Rose, Routledge, 1999
"Way Out at Saint Michael’s College," chapter in Lesbians in Academia, ed. Beth Mintz and Esther Rothblum. Routledge, 1997
“On the Other Side of Silence,” written with Ellen Cronan Rose, chapter in Lesbians and Their Friends, ed. Esther Rothblum and Jackie Weinstock. New York University Gay and Lesbian Studies Series, general editor, Karla Jay. NYU Press, 1996
“Anxieties of Influence,” review, Novel, Spring, 1995
"Strange Bedfellows: Feminist Collaboration," written with Ellen Cronan Rose, Signs, Spring, 1993
"Technologies of the Self," review, Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, 28 February 1988
"Eve Bertelsen's Doris Lessing," review, Doris Lessing Newsletter, Winter, 1986
"Doris Lessing and Jane Somers," review, Doris Lessing Newsletter, Spring, 1985
"Britain's Imperialist Past in Doris Lessing's Futurist Fiction," in Doris Lessing: The Alchemy of Survival, Ohio University Press, 1988. First presented at the Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, D.C., December, 1984
"A Womb With a View: Doris Lessing's Four-Gated City," Doris Lessing Newsletter, Spring, 1983
"A Vision of Power in Margaret Drabble's The Realms of Gold," Journal of Women's Studies in Literature, Summer, 1979. Reprinted in Critical Essays on Margaret Drabble, ed. Ellen Cronan Rose (G. K. Hall, 1985). First given as a paper at the Women and Society Symposium, Saint Michael's College, 1979
"Sisyphus," (poem), The Cultural Worker, Spring, 1977
"An Experiment in Innovative Teaching in a Small, Conservative, Liberal Arts College," The Radical Teacher, Spring, 1977
The Canon and the Common Reader, written with Ellen Cronan Rose, University of Tennessee Press, 1990
Teaching Approaches to Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook, ed. with Ellen Cronan Rose, Modern Language Association, 1989
Doris Lessing: The Alchemy of Survival, ed. with Ellen Cronan Rose, Ohio University Press, 1987
Proceedings: Women and Society Symposium, ed. with Buff Lindau, Saint Michael's College Press, 1981
Awards, Honors and Grants:
Faculty Appreciation Award for professional excellence, Saint Michael's College, 1998
Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award, Vermont Council of Women in Higher Education, 1997
Faculty Development Grant, $1400, with Dean Susan Kuntz, for continuing development of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, 1997
Excellence in Scholarship Award, Saint Michael’s College, 1992
Listing in Who's Who in American Women; Who's Who In Vermont; Who's Who in the World
Excellence in Teaching Award, Saint Michael's College, 1989.
Distinguished Teaching Award, Saint Michael's College, 1987
Award from NEMLA and Ohio University Press for best book of literary theory submitted by a NEMLA member, 1986.
President, Doris Lessing Society (international scholarly society of 200-plus members), 1984-87
Grants for research and travel from Saint Michael's, 1982-1988
National Endowment for the Humanities and Vermont Council on the Humanities grants in connection with Saint Michael's Jubilee Year, 1979-80, notably a grant to bring outstanding women writers to the campus for lectures, readings and workshops. The writers who participated were: Mary McCarthy, Tillie Olsen, Margaret Atwood, Grace Paley and Lisa Alther
Distinguished Teaching Award, Saint Michael's College, 1979
Vermont Council on the Humanities grants for three-day symposium, Women and Society, 1979
Danforth Grant for two-day symposium, Women in Focus II, 1974