Chair, Department of Religion, Montclair State University
I am currently Chair of the Department of Religion and an affiliated faculty member in both the Department of Philosophy and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at Montclair State University.
~ I have an interdisciplinary background in philosophy, religion, and law (PhD and MTS, Boston University; BA, Gordon College), and teach courses on religion & politics/law; philosophy of religion; ethics; and women in philosophy, religion, and law at Montclair State in northern New Jersey. ~
My current research is on women in the history of philosophy, particularly in the U.S. I also have interests in faith-state issues in America and in the theoretical foundations of public/political altruism. My publications include: “Birthmothers and Maternal Identity,” (in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering, by LaChance and Lundquist; Fordham, 2012), “The Other Philosophy Club: America's First Academic Women Philosophers,” (in Hypatia, 2009), and America’s First Women Philosophers: Transplanting Hegel (Continuum, 2005). ~ I am an active member of the Society for the Study of Women Philosophers and the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. ~ I am committed to engaged learning in the humanities and am currently serving a term on the Committee on Public Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association (2014-17).