Photographer and Writer
Report, review, research, and take pictures for magazines, newspapers,
public officials, press conferences, rallies, and other events for websites and newspapers including The
Chief, (the newspaper for New York's civil employees), New
York Teacher, (the United Federation of Teachers), Clarion (the Professional Staff Congress of the City University of New York), Communiqué (CWA 1180), The Unionist (Social Service Employees Local 371 of DC 37) Public Employees Press (DC 37) and for
other unions, city agencies, political candidates, businesses, and nonprofits.
articles, interviews, and reviews for newspapers, magazine, and websites
including Britannica.com, Extra!,
(from FAIR--Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and Grand
Street News (former Lower East Side magazine).
- Created and maintain a personal
website, posting current and past articles and photos.
- Wrote monthly
article about the waterfront and occasional cover stories for Gotham
Gazette (online policy magazine about New York City) (2003-2006).
checked materials for Reader's Digest, Meredith Corporation
(magazine publishers), and other publications (2002-2004).
Reader’s Digest, Pleasantville, New York
Verified accuracy of articles and provided original reporting using scholarly
studies, the Internet, libraries, and interviews with experts and subjects
of stories. Reported and wrote short articles.
In These Times, Chicago, Illinois
1997 – 1998
culture section and wrote for In These Times, an independent
newsmagazine that covers national and international politics and culture.
Hired writers, edited book, film, music, and television reviews and "In
the End" feature.
Southern Exposure, Durham, North Carolina
1994 – 1997
Edited quarterly magazine of regional politics and culture. Developed
special issues focusing on aspects of Southern life, assigned and edited
stories, supervised editorial staff, worked with freelance writers, photographers,
artists, designers and printers, wrote articles, and took photographs.
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
Edited Appalachian magazines, Now and Then, and a scholarly publication,
Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association. Assigned and edited
stories, wrote articles, took photographs, supervised editorial staff,
created layout and design.
Huntington, West Virginia
Regents B.A., concentration on journalism and photography
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
Additional 21 undergraduate hours, photography and Spanish
SELECTED ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Theater for Social Change," history
of significant political theater groups in the South from the 1970s
through the 1990s, Radicalism
in the South since Reconstruction, edited by Chris Green, Rachel
Rubin, and James Smethurst, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Encyclopedia of Appalachia, article and photographs for entries,
University of Tennessee Press, 2006.
and Beyond: Conversations with Writers from the Mountain South,
with playwright, performer, and raconteur Jo Carson, edited by
John Lang, University of Tennessee Press, 2006. (Originally published
in Iron Mountain Review, 1998).
with Lee Smith, interview with the novelist in anthology, edited
by Linda Tate, University Press of Mississippi, 2001 (first published
in Now & Then, 1989).
Enough,” story, In Place, anthology of short fiction, edited
by Ronald K. Giles, published by East Tennessee State University, 1998.
in Appalachia,” article comparing crime rates in Appalachia to other
parts of the country, co-author (with Norma Myers) in anthology, Appalachia
Inside Out, edited by Robert J. Higgs, Ambrose N. Manning and Jim
Wayne Miller, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 1995.
Forgive, Not to Forget,” essay in anthology of writing from the Hindman
Settlement School, Gathering at the Forks, edited by George
Ella Lyon, Jim Wayne Miller, Gurney Norman, Vision Books, 1993.
of the South: From the Second Decade of New Stories from the South,
selected by Anne Tyler, edited by Shannon Ravenel, Appalachian Journal,
Sodom Laurel Album by Rob Amberg, University of North Carolina
Press, Now and Then, Winter 2002.
Creek by Robert Morgan, Algonquin Press, News
& Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), October 3, 1999 and Now and
Then, Spring 2001 (also quoted on book cover).
Summer by Barbara Kingsolver, HarperCollins, News & Observer,
November 19, 2000, and Philosophy & Geography, V. 4, #1,
in White Gloves: Coming of Age with Hillary's Class--Wellesley ’69 by
Miriam Horn, Times Books; News & Observer, June 27, 1999.
World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury by Mary F.
Corey, News & Observer, April 18, 1999.
Sam We Trust: The Untold Story of Sam Walton and How Wal-Mart Is Devouring
America by Bob Ortega, Times Books, News & Observer,
November 15, 1998.
co-author (with Christine Murdock and Steve Giles) of a one-woman play
based on the life of an East Tennessee teacher, by The Necessary Theatre,
Louisville, Ky., May 2004. Produced by Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University, Blacksburg, Va., February 1990, and by the Road
Company professional touring theater, Johnson City, Tenn., February-March
1990, and for Regional Organization of Theaters South (ROOTS) festival,
other articles, reviews, and photographs are available through the Clips
link on my website.
- New York Press Photographers Association.
- New York City certified woman-owned business.
Board Chair, Independent Press Association, 1996.
Publications Committee, Appalachian Consortium Press, 1989-1992.
Program and Steering Committee, Appalachian Studies Association, 1990-1991.