Books and Journals

Three Groundbreaking Jewish Feminists: Pursuing Social Justice, 2021. New York, Hybrid Global

The Fix: A Father’s Secrets, A Daughter’s Search. 2017. Georgetown, Ohio, KiCam Projects

Women,Tenure and Promotion, Special Issue of the National Women’s Studies Association
Journal, 2007. Co-editor with Ines Shaw and Betty Harris. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press

The Burdens of History: Post-Holocaust Generations in Dialogue 2000. Co-Ed. Milton Teichman. Merion, New Jersey: Merion Westfield International.

Truth and Lamentation: Stories and Poems on the Holocaust. 1994. Co-Ed. Milton Teichman. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press.

The Language of Exclusion: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti. 1987. With Andrea Abbott Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, Press.


Selected Creative Writing

“Our Bodies, Our Lives” in Femspec Vol. 14, Issue 2 (2014): The Great Age Issue

“Private Family Business” online in WIPs Journal as (June 2013)

“The Two Fathers” in Connected: What Remains As We All Change (Wising Up Press 2013),

“Letter to Mr. Carney” online in Jewish Fiction (spring 2014)


Selected Articles

Most Recent

"Shall I Write Prose or Poetry Today?" Opal Writers Magazine April 2022

"Writing Biographies for Inspiration," Opal Writers Magazine, March 2022

"Shifting From Memoir to Fiction: Creating a New Self-Narrative," Opal Wrtiers Magazine January 2022

“BDS and NWSA: A Re-Awakening for Jewish Feminists” Tikkun Daily, 2/4/16.

“Film on Opiates Proves Value of Support,” Opinion column The Cape Cod Times, 1/8/16 and Women’s Studies and Jewish/Holocaust Studies


Women’s Studies and Jewish/Holocaust Studies

“Becoming A Teacher of Jewish Studies,” Breakthrough, ed. Mel B. Yoken. N.Y. PeterLang, 2007

“Collegiality: A Criterion for Contract Renewal or Promotion and Tenure?” with Ines Shaw. 2002. The Strategist Newsletter, Elmhurst, Illinois, Spring, VI (2).

“Sara Nomberg-Przytyk” and “Ruth Whitman.” 2000. Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work. Ed. S. Lillian Kremer, 884-88; 1311-14. New York: Routledge.

“Changing Concepts of Activism in Women’s Studies: Women’s Studies in a Community College” with Meta Plotnik and Pramila Venkateswaran. 1999. Women’s Studies Quarterly. XXVII (nos 3&4), 185-202.

“Remembering for the Future: Truthtelling and Lamentation” with Milton Teichman. 1998. Rememberance, Repentance, Reconcliation. Ed. Douglas Tobler. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

“Two Literary Responses to the Holocaust” with Milton Teichman. 1996. New Perspectives on the Holocaust: A Guide for Teachers and Scholars. Ed. Rochelle Millen. New York: New York University Press.

“Holocaust Literature and the Complexities of Remembering” with Milton Teichman. 1996. The Holocaust. Ed. Marcia Littell. Stamford, Connecticut: CD-Rom, Vista Intermedia.

“Women’s Experience of the Holocaust and the Cult of Motherhood.” 1993. Xanadu. 15/16: 70-81.


Selected Other Occupational Activities

Coordinator Feminists Against Academic Discrimination, 1992-2022

Coordinated Teaching the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights, a seminar for teachers in the public schools and religious congregations, Cape Cod Community College, March 2002.

Coordinated The 29th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Nassau Community College, March 1999.

Coordinated Interfaith Dialogue on the Role of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights in Our Congregational Lives, Unitarian Fellowship, Manhasset, N.Y. January, 1999.

Founder Jewish Studies Project, Nassau Community College, 1993.

Member Committee to Develop Women’s Studies Project, Nassau Community College, 1990-93

Member Committee to Develop B.A. Degree-Granting Program in Women’s Studies, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, 1983


Selected Presentations and Panels

At National Women’s Studies Association: Session Co-organizer and Presenter with Dr. Ines Shaw

"Successes and Pitfalls in Mentoring Women's Studies Colleagues for Promotion and Tenure." Milwaukee, Wisconsin; June 17, 2004

“Academic Discrimination: Successful Strategies of Prevention and Intervention.” New Orleans, Louisiana; June 20, 2003

“Promotion and Tenure Denial and Other Conflicts: Strategies and Avenues Open to Faculty,” and “Getting Along in the Academic Workplace: From Collegiality to Bullying.” Las Vegas, NE; June 15, 2002

“How Academic Discrimination Develops: The Early Signs, Academic Freedom, and Shunning” and “Exploring Issues of Equity and Equality for Women’s Studies.” Minneapolis, MN; June 15, 2001

“Our Mistakes, Our Successes: Senior Faculty Share Academic Experiences and Advice.” Boston, Massachusetts; June 17, 2000

“Creative Coalitions To Fight and Resolve Sex Discrimination Complaints.” St. Louis, Missouri; June 22, 1997

“Promotion/Tenure Decisions and Ethical Standards.” Skidmore, NY; June 15, 1996


Holocaust Presentations

“Gendered Narratives of the Holocaust.” The 28th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Seattle, Washington, March 1998.

“Human Rights, the Holocaust and Latin America,” Nassau Community College English Department Colloquium, May 1997.

“Women Writers on the Holocaust,” State University of New York at Old Westbury, April 1997.

“Literature of the Bible Through the Lens of the Holocaust,” The 27th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Tampa, Florida, March 1997.

“Women’s Voices of Resistance During the Holocaust,” Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey November 1996.

“Between Witnessing and Art: Literary Responses During and After the Holocaust,” The 26th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1996.

“Women Living in the Aftermath of the Holocaust,” Holocaust Remembrance, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, April 1995.

“Women and the Holocaust.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland-Washington, D.C. June 1994



Selected Courses Taught

“Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature--Fathers and Daughters” Wellfleet Library, Bread Givers, Bee Season,Tevye the Dairyman, American Pastoral, O My America, 2007

Nineteenth-Century Novels by Women and Women’s Writing Around the World, Academy for Lifetime Learning, Cape Cod Community College 2003-2004

Nassau Community College-Introduction to Women’s Studies, Introduction to World Jewish Studies, Women Writers, Modernism, American Literature I, Composition I and II, Remedial Writing, Literature of the Holocaust, The History of Anti-Semitism and Racism, 1988-2003

S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz-Introduction to Women’s Studies, Women’s Talk Radio, Basic Composition, 1986-1988

S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo-Women in Contemporary Society, Women’s Texts/Women’s Lives, Women’s Poetry Workshop, Teaching Women’s Studies, Graduate Women’s Seminar, Women in Media 1978-1986



Awards and Nominations

Novel The Fix (revision of She Needs to Know) Silver Winner, Best New Voice in Fiction 2017, Ben Franklin IBPA Award

Novel She Needs To Know (now entitled The Fix) Finalist in Merrimack Outstanding Writer Award (2015).

“Our Bodies/Our Lives,” Nominated for Pushcart Prize (2014).

Teacher Recognition Award, Nassau Community College, 1995

Nomination National Jewish Book Award for Truth and Lamentation: Stories and Poems on the Holocaust, 1994

Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Dissertation Award, 1978


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