I have my feet in two different worlds: On the one hand I’m teaching business law-related courses, including law for accountants + cyberlaw. And on the other I’m teaching science fiction + 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 discrimination and the constitutive rhetoric of legal texts. My first short-story collection, “The Law & the Heart,” appeared in 2014. I attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 2009, where my teachers included Holly Black, Robert Crais, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

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

While at Johnson & Wales, I served as Practicum Director and Assistant Dean of the School of Technology (now the College of Engineering & Design), as well as on the Faculty Council and the University Curriculum Committee (ICC).

Currently I chair the Cultural Life series for the College of Arts & Sciences, which brings fascinating writers, scientists and thinkers to campus every year.

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 the East Bay of Rhode Island with one singer, one dancer, one actor, and something 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 

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1987-present
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 1991-present
    Active; served as Book Review Editor for professional journal
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, 2010-present
  • North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, 1992-present
  • Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop, 2010-present