- Research Faculty, Department of Philosophy,
Smith College, since 1984.
Professor of Linguistics, Central China
University, Wuhan, China, 1986-87
Visiting Faculty, Smith College, 1981-1984
Visiting Faculty, Mount Holyoke College, Spring 1984
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, 1979-81
Faculty Research Associate in Psycholinguistics, Duke University, 1975-79
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Spring 1977
Visiting Assistant Professor, Temple University, 1973-74
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Chicago, Summer 1970
Danforth Foundation Co-teacher, University of Chicago, 1969-70.
Teaching Assistant: Logic, University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall
Teaching Assistant: Philosophical Problems, University of Illinois at Chicago, Winter 1971.
Board of Directors, Secretary for SANFEX, Sino-American Network for Educational
Exchange, Inc., 1998-
American Philosophical Association (APA) Committee on Computer Use in Philosophy,
Board of Directors, American Association for Philosophy Teachers (AAPT),
Co-chair, AAPT Publications Committee, 1980-84.
Consultant, Data Management Project for Dean of Faculty, Smith College,
Spring 1984.Chair, APA Eastern Division Ad Hoc Committee on Publishing,
Computers, and the Role of the APA, 1983.
Executive Committee, APA Eastern Division, 1976-79.
Committee on Research, Lectures and Publications, APA 1975-78, 1979-83.
Executive Secretary, The Society for Women In
Philosophy(SWIP), Eastern Division,
Co-organizer, Women and Social Change Faculty Seminar "Recent Theories
of Difference and Change", Smith College, Fall 1984.
Co-organizer and Speaker, Workshop on Computer Uses at Smith College, May
Organizer, Workshop on the Use of Computers in Teaching, Smith College,
April 1983.Eastern Division, Fall 1973, Philadelphia, PA.
Conference Conference Coordinator, Society for Women in Philosophy: Eastern Division, Fall 1981, Northampton, MA
--Midwest Division, Spring 1980, Lexington, KY.
--Southern Division, Spring 1973, Chapel Hill, NC.
Smith College Committees:
Planning Committee for Summer Workshop on Gender, Technology and Education,
Advisory Committee on the Study of Women, 1983-84.
Committee on Local Area Networking of Computers, 1983.
Nap of the Earth with George Robinson, Kindle Press, 2015.
A novel about the US military in Europe, illegal arms, and a spunky if not always wise, young woman in the army.
Scaling the Dragon Adventures in China that challenge contract theory, the public-private distinction
in political theory, the nature of rights, obligations and promise-keeping,
the social value of private property, the relationship of truth and meaning,
and the real basis for philosophical skepticism (with
G. M. Robinson, Psychology Department, Smith College.
Guidebook for Publishing Philosophy.
Provides information about journal publishing, book publishing and presenting
papers. The first and second editions have gone into second and third printings.
This was the firstindependently authored publication that the American Philosophical
Association has undertaken.
Cross Cultural Publications,1994. paperback . 250+ pp.
Back Cover Text.
American Philosophical Association, Newark, Delaware. First Edition, 1975; Second
Edition, 1977; Third Edition, (with Marcia Yudkin) 1987.
The Organization of Language An original research monograph
that presents a new theory of syntax, syntax learning, and the relationship
of language and meaning. This new theory is compared to other linguistic theories,
related to philo sophical issues about innate ideas, philosophy of science and
the purpose of models, and applied to data on language and language learning
(with G. M. Robinson)
Cambridge University Press,
Ethical Problems in Higher EducationAn introduction to the variety
and depth of ethical issues faced by students, faculty and staff in higher education.
Topics include abuses of power, conflict of interest, evaluation, bias, censorship,
sexual harassment, research fraud, values in research and teaching. (with
G. M. Robinson)
- "Why Everyone Deserves a Sporting Chance: Education, Justice and College
Sports." Rethinking College Athletics, edited by J. Andre and D. N.
James, Temple University Press, 1991, pp. 210-220.
- ---Revised for "Sports Ethics", edited by Jan Boxill, Blackwell, Oxford,
2003, pp. 29-39.
- "Academic Freedom." (with G. M. Robinson) Encyclopedia of Ethics,
edited by L. Becker and C. Becker, Garland Publishing, 1992, pp. 8-11; Second
Edition, Routledge, 2002 , pp. 10-13.
- "Plagiarism." (with G. M. Robinson) Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited
by L. Becker and C. Becker, Garland Publishing, 1992 (with G. M. Robinson),
pp. 969-970; Second Edition, Routledge, 2002 , pp. 1316-1318.
- "Cheating for Truth and Glory: The Problem of Research Fraud." (with G.
M. Robinson). Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy, L. Bowie,
M. Michaels, R. Solomon (eds.) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988: 108-116.
- "Models for Language Cognition" (with G. M. Robinson) Progress in the
Psychology of Language, I, A. W. Ellis (ed.) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
- "The Joys of Word Processing: Some Whys and Hows." Editors' Notes, Bulletin
of the Conference of Editors of Learned Journals. E. Steeves (ed.), Spring
- "Women and Work" (with F. Rainone) Beyond Domination, C. Gould (ed.)
Rowman & Allenheld, Totowa, NJ, 1984: 189-203.
- "Education and Sports," Women, Philosophy and Sport B. Postow (ed.)
Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ, 1983: 38-45.
- "A Paradigm of Philosophy: The Adversary Method," Discovering Reality:
Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodology, Philosophy
of Science S. G. Harding, M. P. Hintikka (eds.), Synthese Library of D
Riedel, Inc. Dordrecht, Holland, 1983; Second Edition, 2003:149-164.
- ---Reprinted in Women, Knowledge, and Reality, A. Garry and M. Pearsall
(eds.), Unwin Hyman, Boston, 1989: 5-20.
- "Sex Roles and the Sexual Division of Labor" (with F. Rainone), "Femininity,"
"Masculinity" and "Androgyny": A Modern Philosophical Discussion, M. Vetterling-Braggin
(ed.) Littlefield, Adams, and Co., To towa, N. J., 1982: 222-241.
- "Revision and Commentary on Jane English's `Is Feminism Philosophy?'" Teaching
Philosophy, Fall, 1980: 397-403.
- "Duelism in Philosophy," Teaching Philosophy, Fall 1980: 419-433.
- "Review of Carol Pateman's The Problem of Political Obligation,"
Philosophical Books, 21\&, July 1980: 180-2.
- "The Divided Professor: The Research-Teaching Conflict," Teaching Philosophy
Newsletter, March 1980: 8-11.
- "Can Humans Think Machines Think?" (with J. Voytek) Teaching Philosophy
3, 2 (Fall 1979): 153-167.
- ---reprinted in Demonstrating Philosophy: Novel Ways to Teach Philosophical
Concepts A. Wilson (ed.) University Press of America, Nov. 1988: 141-155.
- "Sex Bias in Language Use: Neutral Pronouns that Aren't" (with G. M. Robinson
and C. Elias), American Psychologist, 33, 11, 1978: 1032-1036.
- "A Delayed Induced-Motion Illusion" (with G. M. Robinson), Perception
7, 1978: 85-89.
- "The Myth of the Neutral `Man'," Feminism and Philosophy, M. Vetterling-Braggin,
F. Elliston, J. English (eds.), Littlefield, Adams and Co., 1977: 124-37.
- ---Abstract in Journal of Philosophy, 72, 19, 1975: 731.
- ---Abstract reprinted in Philosophy, Lawton and Collinsworth (eds.)
Canfield Press, 1976.
- ---Revised for Sexist Language, M. Vetterling-Braggin, (ed.), Littlefield,
Adams and Co., 1981: 100-115.
- ---Reprinted in Women, Knowledge, and Reality, A. Garry and M. Pearsall
(eds.), Unwin Hyman, Boston, 1989: 219-232.
- ---Reprinted in Ethics for Everyday, D. Benatar (ed.), McGraw Hill,
New York, 1001: 53-65.
- "Sexual Behavior: Another Position,"Journal of Philosophy 73, 16
- ---Reprinted in The Philosophy of Sex, A. Soble (ed.), Littlefield,
Adams and Co., 1991: 63-71. Also Fourth Edition, 2002: 31-38.
- ---Reprinted in Ethics for Modern Life, R. Abelson, M. L. Frequegnon
(eds.) St. Martin's Press, New York: 1988:
- "Philosophy: Review Essay," Signs, Winter 1976, 2: 422-33.
- "The Preferential Hiring Issue," Philosophy and Public Policy, D.
Self (ed.), Teagle and Little, Norfolk, 1977: 41-53.
- Philosophy and Feminism: Bibliography, American Philosophical Association,
and Society for Women in Philosophy, 1976.
- "Natural Language Acquisition by a Robot" (with G. M. Robinson and H. D.
Block), International Journal of Man-Machine Studies 7, July 1975:
- "Sex and Reference," Philosophy and Sex, R. Baker, F. Elliston (eds.)
Prometheus Books, Buffalo, 1975: 34-44.
- ---Reprinted in Philosophy and Women, S. Hill, M. Weinzweig (eds.)
Wadsworth, Belmont, California, 1978: 103-108.
- ---Reprinted in Sexist Language, M. Vetterling-Braggin (ed.), Littlefield,
Adams and Co., 1981: 183-193.
- "On Teaching Philosophy," APA Bulletin 23, Newsletter on the Teaching of
- "A Robot to Learn Natural Language" (with G. M. Robinson and H. D. Block),
Proceedings of the Conference on Biologically Motivated Automata Theory,
IEEE, NY, 1974: 214-217.
- "Bashing Pseudoscience: A program to undermine belief in the paranormal
and supernatural," Smith College Sigma Xi, 2003.
- ----The Center
for Astrophysics, Harvard University, 2003.
- "Scaling the Dragon: adventures in modern China." Presented to the
Chicago Area Smith Alumnae Club, Spring 1995.
- ----Southeastern Massachusetts Smith Alumnae Club, Spring 1995.
- ---- Friends of the Eldredge Library, Chatham, MA, Autumn 1995.
- ---- Greenwich, CT Smith Alumnae Club, Autumn 1995.
- ---- Unitarian Society of Chatham, MA, Autumn 1995.
- ---- Charleston, SC smith Alumnae Club, Winter 2000
- ---- Friends of Lilly Library, Florence, MA, Spring 2001
- ---- Applewood at Amherst, MA, Spring 2001
- "Can Opportunities be Equal When Bodies are Not? Justice and College Sports,"
Hamilton College, 1986.
- ---Old Dominion University, Norfolk, 1988.
- "Cheating for Truth and Glory: Research Fraud and Research Methodology"
Old Dominion University, 1988.
- ---University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1985.
- ---Villanova University, 1985.
- "Newton's Rotten Apple and Modern Data Fudge" (with G. M. Robinson), Massachusetts
Sociological Association, Boston, Spring 1985.
- "A Paradigm of Philosophy: The Adversary Method." University of New Orleans,
- "The Joys of Word Processing: Some Whys and Hows." Modern Language Association,
Panel on the Computer Explosion, New York, 1983.
- "Innate Ideas and Language." Amherst College, 1982.
- "The Development of Feminist Philosophy." Society for Women in Philosophy
(SWIP), Northampton, 1982 (with C. Korsmeyer, D. McGowan and D. Raymond).
- "Women and Work." Williams College, 1982.
- "What's Not Wrong with Roles." Denison University, 1981.
- "Language, Thought and Rationalism." (with G M Robinson) The Ohio State
- "Revision and Commentary on Jane English's `Is Feminism Philosophy?'" American
Philosophical Association (APA) Memorial Symposium for Jane English, Detroit
- "He for Two: Language and Sexism" (with G M Robinson) --University of Kentucky
Linguistics Circle, 1979
- ---University of Arizona, 1979.
- ---Dartmouth College, 1982.
- ---University of New Orleans, 1983
- "Do We Have Obligations to Groups We Belong To?" University of Kentucky
Philosophy Club, 1979.
- ---Miami University, 1979.
- "Concepts, Contexts and Referential Opacity" APA Western Division, Denver,
- ---University of Rochester, 1978.
- ---University of Kentucky, 1979.
- "Contract Theory and Obligations Without Consent" SWIP, Sturbridge, MA,
- ---APA Pacific Division, San Diego, 1979
- ---University of Tennessee, 1979.
- ---University of Colorado Political Science Forum, 1979.
- "Duelism in Philosophy," University of Tennessee, 1979
- ---APA Eastern Division, Washington, DC, 1978.
- ---SWIP, Lehigh, 1978.
- "Moral Revolution" (with K P. Parsons). North Carolina State University,
- "Adversary Arguments and Sex Typic Styles." Conference on Freedom and Women,
- "Sex and Sex" APA Pacific Division Symposium, Berkeley, 1976.
- ---SWIP, Knoxville, 1976.
- "The Myth of the Neutral `Man'" SWIP, Albany, 1975 APA Eastern Division,
New York, 1975.
- Changing Roles, Duke University Symposium, 1976.
- ---Georgetown University Philosophy Department, 1977.
- "From Ideas to Sentences and Back Again" University of Maryland Philosophy
- ---Hampshire College School of Language and Communications, 1978.
- "The Dire Hire Mire," Women's Studies Colloquium, University of Maryland,
- "The Preferential Hiring Issue," Philosophy and Public Policy Series, College
of William and Mary, 1976.
- "Syntax, Relations of Concepts and Language Acquisition," (with G M Robinson)
Duke University Committee on Linguistics, 1975.
- ---University of Oklahoma Philosophy and Linguistics Departments, 1976.
- "A Delayed Induced-Motion Illusion." (with G M Robinson), American Psychological
Association, Chicago, 1975.
- "Blame, The Feeling of Freedom and the Notorious Killer Kugler," University
of Alabama, Birmingham, 1975.
- ---Simmons College, 1975.
- "Sexual Behavior and Linguistic Behavior," SWIP, Baltimore, 1974.
- "Sexual Descriptions, Paradigms and Morality," APA Pacific Division Symposium,
San Francisco, 1974.
- "Reparations and Moral Relevance," SWIP, Philadelphia, 1973.
- "Fight Creeping Relevance," Temple University, Ambler Campus, 1973.
- "How to Learn Grammar Without Being a Linguist" North Carolina State University,
- ---Temple University, 1973.
- ---University of Cincinnati, 1973.
- ---S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, 1974.
- "Causal Laws" Cornell University, 1972.
- ---Duke University, 1972.
- ---University of Tennessee, 1973.
- ---University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973.
- "Can a Robot Learn English?" Cornell University Linguistics Circle, 1972.
- ---Duke University Psychology Department, 1975 (with G. M. Robinson).
- "Philosophical Confusions in Descriptions of Sexual Behavior," SWIP, Amherst,
- ---SWIP, Pittsburgh, 1973.
- "A Real Language Game: How to Make Syntax Crystal Clear," University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1972.
- "Causes, Kinds and Referential Opacity," University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, 1971.
- "Does Word Processing Change Thinking," American Philosophical Association
(APA) Eastern Division, New York, 1984.
- Symposium on Sexism in Language, APA Midwest Division, April, 1983.
- J. Schaffer's "Actions and Desiring," APA Eastern Division, Washington,
- R. Purtill's "Sartre on Sex," APA Western Division, New Orleans, 1976.
- "Should Men Teach Women's Studies Courses?" Panel Discussion, University
of Kentucky, 1980.
- ---University of Cincinnati 17 Annual Philosophy Colloquium, "Feminist
Philosophy", Cincinnati, 1980.
- APA Symposium on Computers and Publishing, Boston, December 1983.
- APA Eastern Division, Colloquium on Sexism and Racism, Philadelphia, 1981.
- Symposium on Publishing, American Philosophical Association, Washington,
D C, 1977.
- Panel on "What Journals Owe Philosophers and Vice Versa", American Philosophical
Association, December 1987.
- Symposium on Publishing, American Association for Philosophy, Teachers'
Third National Conference on Teaching Philosophy, Toledo, 1980.
Participant and Speaker, "The Difference It Makes" - Workshop on the effect
of feminist theory on different disciplines, Smith College, Fall 1983.
- Invited Participant, Project on Gender in Context, Mount Holyoke College,
- Alternate American Philosophical Association (APA) Representative to Philosophy
Research Archives, 1979-83.
- Invited Participant and Resource Person for Feminist Perspectives, APA
Summer Teaching Workshop, Williamstown, 1981.
- Consultant for Conference on the Philosophy of Women's Liberation, Institute
for Women Today, Chicago, 1980.
- Invited Participant and Speaker on Women and Work, Conference on Women's
Liberation, Milwaukee, May 1981.
- Invited Participant, Third National Workshop/Conference on Teaching Philosophy,
- Invited Participant, Conference On Feminism and Philosophy, Newark, Delaware,
- Invited Speaker and Participant, IEEE/MITRE Conference on Biologically
Motivated Automata Theory, Summer 1974.
- Invited Participant, Gordon Research Conference on Theoretical Biology
and Biomathematics, Summer 1970.
- Philosophy Colloquium Coordinator, University of Chicago, 1967-68.
- Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 1980-1986.
- in women's studies, MacMillan, 1990-94.
- in women and language, McGraw Hill, 1984
- in philosophy of psychology, Prentice Hall, 1981-82.
- in moral philosophy, Allyn and Bacon, 1972-74.
- Philosophy Documentation Center, Retro-Indexing Project, 1975-80.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
- Smith College Faculty Development Grants for the use of computers in research
and teaching, 1982, 1983, 1984.
- University of Kentucky Summer Research Stipend for research on language
and innate ideas, 1980.
- University of Kentucky Teaching Mini-grant for computer aided instruction,
- American Philosophical Association Research Grant, 1974-5.
- University of Chicago Fellowship, 1966-71.
- Danforth Tutorship, 1969-70.
- Shaw Fund Fellowship, 1967-68.
- New York State Science, Math and Engineering Scholarship, 1958-62.
- National Merit Finalist, 1958.
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