I have my feet in two different worlds: On the one hand I’m teaching business law-related courses, including law for accountants and cyberlaw. On the other I’m teaching science fiction and literature.”


I am a Nebula-nominated author of science fiction and fantasy stories, an attorney, a project manager, an actor/director, and a scholar of both employment discrminiation and the constitutive rhetoric of legal texts. My second short-story collection, "Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices," is due for release in 2020. I attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 2009 where my teachers included Holly Black, Robert Crais, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

I served as clerk for Judge William R. Beasley of the Michigan Court of Appeals and practiced both transactional law and litigation with the Boston corporate law firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould.

While at Johnson & Wales, I served as Practicum Director and Assistant Dean of the School of Technology (now the College of Engineering & Design), as Chair of the Cultural Life Series in the College of Arts & Sciences, and on both the Faculty Council and the University Curriculum Committee.

I am interested in astronomy, feminist theory, formal logic, presidential history, bicycling, weight training, and practically everything else. Born in Detroit, I now live in th East Bay of Rhode Island with one singer, one actor and two things with fangs.

Select Courses

  • LAW 2001: Legal Environment Business I
  • LAW 3002: Legal Environment Business II
  • LIT 3001: Studies In Drama Course
  • LAW 3010: Business Law for Accountants
  • LIT 4010: Science Fiction 
  • ILS2440: Logic, Reasoning & Nonsense: How to Tell the Difference
  • ILS4125: Honors Seminar: Shakespeare: Studies in the Politics of Performance
  • PSCI2150: American Constitutional Law

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1987-present
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 1991-Present (Book Review Editor, American Business Law Journal, 1998-2000)
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, 2010-present
  • North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, 1992-present
  • Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop, 2010-present