Degrees: BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Tufts University 1980;
MA, Tufts University 1981;
PhD, Tufts University 2004
Teaching interests: Classics of Children's Literature;
The 21st Century Novel; Playwriting; Weird Sisters:
the Brontės and their Novels; Other Worlds Fantasy
Fiction; All We Have Is Time (Freshman Seminar)
MassArt highlights: Founder of MassArt Playwriting
Workshop, 2009-present; recipient of MassArt Foundation
Grant for memoir work, 2010; photo-text exhibit in Selections
2007 exhibit; founded and directed The Writing Center
1997-2007; Union Secretary 1998-2004; exhibited
paintings in the Blue Nook Gallery, 2000; directed
summer Critical Studies Pre-semester Program,
2007-2004; curated exhibit of students' original
children's books in Tower Lobby, 2012; produced
Playwriting students' plays in the Tower Auditorium
and other venues at the end of each Playwriting course.
Publications: H.--: The Story of Heathcliff's Journey
Back to Wuthering Heights: Simon & Schuster, 1992
[reissued in paper and Kindle versions by Amazon, 2012];
Heathcliff: The Return to Wuthering Heights, Pocket Books,
1993; Foreward to Emily Brontė's Wuthering Heights,
Pocket Books, 1992; "Sympathy for the Devil: The
Problem of Heathcliff in Film Versions of Wuthering
Heights." In The Norton Critical Edition of Wuthering
Heights, Richard Dunn ed., W. W. Norton, 2004.
Dissertation: American Girl to New Woman: Themes
of Transformation in Books for Girls, 1850-1925.
Selection of plays produced: Silence, Into the
House, Dead, Swallowing the Spider,
Green Pastures, The Forever Present.
Other interests: children's theater (founded
The Paper Lane Players in 2012), hatha yoga
(working toward instructor certification),
theater and opera, nature studies.