Visiting Professor in English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 216
Phone: (401) 863-3749
B.A. Syracuse University, 1973 magna cum laude
Investigative reporting, the criminal and civil justice systems, narrative storytelling.
1977: United Press International Feature Story of the Year for New England
1977: Rhode Island Permanent Advisory Commission on Women Service Award
1992: Sevellon Brown Public Service Award
1994: Shared the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for a series of stories that exposed corruption in the Rhode Island court system and led to the resignation and conviction of the state's chief justice and his top administrator.
1994: Investigative Reporters and Editors Gold Medal
1995: won the Master Reporter Award, given by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors to one reporter a year on a large circulation newspaper for a career's worth of work.
2005: Morley L. Piper First Amendment Award, New England Newspaper Association
2006: Recipient of a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. She is using the $10,000 award to write a series of stories about elder abuse and exploitation.
Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women
Has been a guest writing coach at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla; and a speaker for several years at the National Writers' Workshop.