Curriculum Vitae



The Princess Powers Up: Watching the Sleeping Beauties become Warrior Goddesses. Mandorla Press, May 2020.

“Dreams and Synchronicities.” In: De Veaux, Marcella, and Jennifer Leigh Selig (Eds). Pacifica Graduate Institute: An Alumni Tribute to 40 Years of Tending Soul in and of the World.  Carpinteria CA: Mandorla Books, 2016; pp. 78-79.

Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Write and Live the Heroine’s Story. Wheaton IL: Quest Books, 2015.

“Dyspareunia,” “Oppositional Defiant Disorder,” “Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood,” and “Tardive Dyskinesia.” In: Thackery, E (Ed). The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders. Detroit: Thomson/Gale; 2002.

Contributor to: Fallcreek S. and M. Mettler, A Healthy Old Age: A Sourcebook for Health Promotion with Older Adults. Binghamton NY: The Haworth Press, 1983.


“Pitfalls of Dissertation Writing.” Pacifica Graduate Institute student newsletter, summer 2019.

“The Loa Mounts: Physical, Religious, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Possession.” Mythological Studies Journal Vol. 3 (2012).

“Relinquishing Grief: Orpheus, Eurydice, and Hermes in “Truly Madly Deeply.” Mythological Studies Journal Vol. 2 (2011).

“Spring Fling.” Writing It Real, 2007.

“The Lord of the Rings – An Archetypal Hero’s Journey” 2001 – won a “Commended” award in 2003 from the Mithril Awards for Tolkien Fanfiction in the category of “Best Critical Essay.”

Article on hikes in the Newhalem, Washington, area for Trails (Methow Valley Sports Trails Association), Summer 1996.

“The Learning-Disabled Child: Between Parent, Teacher, and Physician.” Northwest Health Team, October 1978. With AL Skinner, MD, and TE Potter, PhD.


“Moving Away from Heroic Thinking.” Post on LinkedIn, April 21, 2020.

“The Levels of Knowing.” Post on LinkedIn, October 14, 2019.

“Calling Out the Shadow.” Post on LinkedIn, September 14, 2019.

“Degendering Anima and Animus.” Post on LinkedIn, June 28, 2019.

“Facing the Witch: The Aletis Heroine Journey.” The Heroine Project, Brandeis University, April 2019.

“Cooking with Adverbs.” Northwest Editors Guild blog, March 2019.

“Five Reasons to Avoid Jargon.” Post on LinkedIn, September 5, 2017.

“Adverbs: Use Them or Lose Them?” Post on LinkedIn, March 20, 2017.

“The Other Journey,” January 3, 2017.

“Looking Forward,” Finewiner, July 22, 2016.

“Beginning Again – and Again.” Finewiner, June 6, 2016.

“The Wandering Heroine: A Quest of a Different Kind.” Pacifica Post, August 26, 2015.

“6 Tips for Writing a Nonfiction Essay.” The Well Written Woman, April 7, 2015.

“You Can’t Treat Her Like Other Women: Anima and Animus in The Philadelphia Story.” The Global Question, March 4, 2015:

“Inviting the Muse.” The Well Written Woman, September 3, 2014.

“Authorial Intrusion.” The Well Written Woman, February 19, 2014.


She’s Leaving Home: Recurrent Motifs in Women’s Narratives. Doctoral dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Jan. 2013.
Won “Honorary Mention: Dissertation of Excellence” in the 2014 Kore Award competition of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology.

Wrote or edited over 1,200 patient information topics with over 1,500 related home care instructions for TouchWorks(tm) CareGuide(tm) content for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., 1999-2006.

White paper on bioterrorism distributed to Allscripts clients following 9/11/2001. With RR Dionne, MD. Paper quoted by U.S. Senator William Frist in newsletter to constituents.

Healthwise Knowledgebase(tm) topics on Allergies, Birth Control, Breast Changes-Normal and Abnormal, Breast-Feeding, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Lead Poisoning, Melanoma, Multiple Pregnancy, Normal Pregnancy, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Vaginal Yeast Infections, Vaginal Birth After Caesarean, 1996-1998.


“Hero and Heroine Journeys Degendered.” Presentation, Fates and Graces Mythologium, Morro Bay CA, August 2, 2019.

“Hero and Heroine Journeys.” Workshop, Capilano University, Dept. of Documentary & Motion Picture Arts, Vancouver BC, May 2019.

“Degendering Anima & Animus.” Presentation, Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association, Seattle WA, December 2018.

“Anima/Animus: Archetype, Complex, or Story?” Lecture to the Friends of Jung, Port Townsend, April 2018.

“It’s Not the Wand, it’s the Wizard . . . or Is It? The Evolution of the Good Wizard.” Presentation, Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2017.

“Quit Being Such a Hero: The ‘Midwife’ Approach to Social Activism” (also titled “Midwifing Change”). Sermon/Lecture, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Port Townsend, WA, May 2016; Kitsap UUF, Bremerton, WA, June 2016; Rotary Club of Port Townsend, October 2016; Skagit UUF, Mount Vernon, WA, March 2017; Evergreen UUF, Marysville, WA, July 2017. “Part Two” April 2018, QUUF.

“The Wisdom of Women’s Stories.” Lecture, American Association of University Women chapter meeting, Port Townsend, WA,  November 2015; given again at state convention of the AAUW, Suquamish, WA, April  2016.

“Re-Storying the Movies: The Evolution of the Prince and Princess in American Animated Films from 1937 to 2016.” Presentation, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2016.

“Introduction to Dante,” 9-week class, QUUF, March – April, 2016.

“Ereshkigal: A New Look at an Old Goddess.” Presentation, Association for the Study of Women in Mythology Annual Conference, Portland OR, April 2015.

“Cosmos and Psyche,” 9-week class, QUUF, Jan – March 2015.

“Reading James Hillman.” 8-week class, QUUF, April–June 2014.

“Living with Ereshkigal and Sisyphus.” Sermon, Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound, January 2014.

“Are We Hardwired for God? Possession and Trance States.” Sermon, Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound, September 2013.

“The Buddha: The First Neuroscientist?” Sermon, Unity Church of Port Townsend, July 2010; Spiritual Enrichment Center of West Sound, July 2013; Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, August 2013.

“How Films Grab Us by the Psyche: Use of Archetypes and Myths in Film.” 9-week class, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Church (QUUF), Port Townsend WA, September–December 2012.

“The Role of ‘Seeing’ in Dante’s Divine Comedy.” Sermon,Unity Church of Port Townsend, May 2012.

Avatar from a Mythological Perspective.” Presentation, American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, San Antonio TX, April 2010. Also given as a lecture to a film studies class at San Bernardino Community College, April 2010.

“Spirit, the Shadow, and Soul.” Sermon, Unity Church of Port Townsend, March 2009.

“The Tarot: History and Interpretation,” 4-week class, Unity Church of Port Townsend, 2006.

Taught a 13-week class on writing for company scientists, PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue WA, 1996.

Teaching assistant for 400-level Human Development class, University of Washington School of Social Work, spring 1979.


“Olympic Mountains from Dungeness Spit” (photograph). Western American Literature, Summer 2011, p. 126.

“Bubbles” (photograph). Between,  August 2010.

“Mask” (mixed media) shown in Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington, June 1996.

Currently singing with Northwest Chamber Chorus, directed by Mark Kloepper. Alto soloist for Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes, “Magnificat,” spring 2018.

Sang with RainShadow Chorale, directed by Rebecca Rottsolk, 2004-2016, and Port Townsend Community Chorus 2000-2015. Alto soloist for Handel’s “Messiah” (2015 and 2010), Bach “Magnificat” (2014), and many other works. Served on the board of RainShadow Chorale 2013-2016.