Although I grew up in New York City, I've spent my entire adult life in the Boston area. I graduated from Binghamton University with highest honors in history and election to Phi Beta Kappa and went on to work in publishing for a year. Then I returned to school to earn a masters in children's literature at Simmons College. A long career in children's literature and publishing ensued, part of which included teaching graduate courses in children's literature at two different Boston area colleges, Lesley University and Simmons College. I have also written two books for children, FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA: A COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE AND FOLKSONGS and ABRAHAM LINCOLN, a picture book biography. Both were published by Scholastic Press. I continue to write for children, with a special interest in adapting classic tales for contemporary readers.
I came to Endicott College and the Academic Resources Division in 2004, splitting my time between the Writing Center, the Student Support Center, and teaching assignments. In July 2015, I was asked to serve as interim director of the Student Support Center, and in October was named director. I can't imagine more rewarding work: helping students strengthen their skills as they formulate and pursue their academic, co-curricular, and career goals.
I enjoy every part of this community tremendously -- students, colleagues, and those breathtaking ocean views.
I am married with one college graduate daughter and one college senior son. I enjoy walking, reading, yoga, learning about just about anything, the company of family and friends, and, of course, the beach.