About

About Me

I am an author, a seasoned film critic and feature writer, as well as an intrepid traveler.

I write mostly about film, although I have written about Italian art, food, wine and travel. I am the "Cinema" columnist for the Washington, D.C.-based Ambassador, and I write frequently for the New York City-based Cineaste. My work has also appeared recently in the LA Times, The Brooklyn Eagle and The Progressive, among many other online and print outlets in the U.S. and Canada.

My recent book is "Cinematic Quests for Identity: The Hero's Encounter with the Beast" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.). I am also the author of "Gender Equity Module: Ensuring Unbiased Behavior in an All-Girl Environment" (GSUSA, 1994), a first-of-its-kind module on bias in all-girl informal educational environments.

For the past 25 years, I have been a full and part time academic in graduate and undergraduate departments of English, film and writing. I have taught at Rutgers, Pratt, several CUNY colleges, and at Dine College on the Navajo Reservation.

I am a native New Yorker, and reside in Manhattan with my feline companions, Luca and Luna. At this writing, I am working on my next film book.

Other Works

  • Gender Equity Module: Ensuring Unbiased Behavior in an All-Girl Environment

    1994

Awards and Recognition

  • Gender Equity Module received an honorable mention in the April 1994 Congressional Record.