Service

1. Professional Service (scroll down for university and community service)

Member:

  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Academy for Professionalism in Health Care
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Popular Culture Association
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Romance

Manuscript Review:

Referee for journals including American Journal of BioethicsHypatia, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Philosophical Research, International Feminist Journal of Politics, The Journal of Popular Romance Studies, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and presses including Georgetown University Press, McGraw-Hill, Routledge and Taylor & Francis.

Positions:

2017-Present, Member, Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Standing Committee on Associate and Assistant Deans

2012-2013, Member, Feminist Ethics and Social Theory Annual Conference Program Committee

2010, Member, Executive Steering Committee, Society for Women in Philosophy

2006-2009, Board Member, Maine Bioethics Network

2000-2003, Treasurer, Society for Women in Philosophy

1998-2000, Member, Northeast Florida Bioethics Forum (NFBF)

1998-2000, Representative of the NFBF to the Florida State Legislative Committee on End of Life Issues

Conference participation (Click here to see Research Presentations):

Co-organizer and presenter: 1st Annual EMMC Regional Hospital Ethics Roundtable (A half-day networking and educational event attended by over 50 ethics committee members from 15 Maine hospitals), 10/21/16

Abstract reviewer, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, annual national conference (clinical ethics area), San Diego, 2014.

Abstract reviewer, International Association for the Study of Popular Romance, annual international conference, New York, 2011.

Session Chair, “Theory, Criticism and Ethics”, Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, April 2, 2010.

Lead coordinator, Clinical Ethics in Maine, a statewide conference on bioethical issues of interest to clinicians in Maine (October 2009)

Commentator, Dawn Rae Davis’s “Suffering Love: Narcissistic Love or Justice?”, Society for Women in Philosophy, Eastern Division Annual Meeting, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, April 4-6, 2003.

Co-Organizer, Distinguished Woman Philosopher session for Eva Feder Kittay at the Society for Women in Philosophy meeting in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 28, 2003.

Organizer, Author Meets Critics session for Cynthia Willett’s The Soul of Justice: Social Bonds and Racial Hubris (Cornell University Press 2001) at the Society for Women in Philosophy meeting in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 27, 2002.

Co-Organizer, Distinguished Woman Philosopher session for Sara Ruddick at the Society for Women in Philosophy meeting in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 28, 2002.

Session Chair, “Modern/Post-Modern Thought and Art”, International Conference on Platonism, Neoplatonism and Literature, University of Maine, Orono, June 28, 2002.

Chair, Program Committee, Society for Women in Philosophy, Eastern Division Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, April 5-7, 2002.

Organizer, Author Meets Critics session for Karen Warren’s Ecofeminist Philosophy: A Western Perspective on What it is and Why it Matters. (Rowman and Littlefield: 2000) at the Society for Women in Philosophy meeting in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, December 27, 2001.

Commentator, Ann Ferguson,  “Sexual Alienation as A Feminist Problem: Compulsory Heterosexuality and Sex Work Revisited”, Society for Women in Philosophy, Eastern Division Annual Meeting, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, March 16-18, 2001.

Chair, Program Committee, Society for Women in Philosophy, Eastern Division Annual Meeting, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, March 16-18, 2001.

Moderator and organizer, “Conference on Health Care in the 21st Century: Justice, Rights and Obligations:, University of North Florida, March 10, 2000.

Panelist, “Forum on Physician Assisted Suicide”, University of North Florida, October 14, 1999.

Moderator and Organizer, “Forum on Advance Directives”, University of North Florida, April 1, 1999.

2. University Service

Member, Search Committee, Steven E. King Chair in Literature, Department of English, University of Maine (2016-2017)

Member, Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2015-2016)

Member, Search Committee, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2013-2014)

Member, Institutional Review Board, University of Maine, 2012-2017

Member, Women’s Studies Reorganization and Curriculum Revision Committee (2011-2013)

Member, Health and Society Minor Committee (2012)

Member, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Awards Committee (2010-2013)

Member, Scientific Misconduct Committee (2005-2012; 2014-Present)

Member, Search Committee, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2008-2009)

Member, Maine Academic Prominence Initiative (MAPI) (2005-2008).

Faculty Senate, University of Maine (2004-2007).

Member, Committee on Research and Public Service, Faculty Senate, University of Maine (2004-2006).

Member, Women’s Studies Committee, University of Maine (2000- 2006).

Chair, Rezendes Ethics Essay Prize Committee, The Honors College, University of Maine (2000-2006, 2008-2016).

Acting Director, Gender Studies Program, University of North
Florida (1999-2000).

Advisory Board, Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions,
University of North Florida (1998-2000).

Gender Studies Advisory Committee, University of North Florida (1998-2000).

3. Community Service

Clinical Ethicist, Eastern Maine Medical Center (2007-Present)

Clinical Ethicist, Acadia Hospital (2015-2017)

Web designer and master, Literature and Medicine, Literature and Medicine Book Group, Eastern Maine Medical Center (2015-Present)

Multiple community talks — click here for list

Patient and family support volunteer, Hospice of Eastern Maine (2007-2017)

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