Awards, Honors, Grants
2003 - 2015. Honored Faculty Participant in College Commencements (invited by graduating class): Cowell, Oakes, College 9 and 10, Merrill, Kresge, Stevenson, University of California, Santa Cruz.
2011. Universal Design of Instruction of Award (for using multiple methods of instruction apart from lecture) - - Disability Resource Center, University of California, Santa Cruz.
2007. Commencement Speaker at Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz (selected by graduating class).
2003. UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award, awarded by Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, University of California, Santa Cruz. 1982. Commencement Speaker at Stevenson College, University of California, Santa Cruz (selected by graduating class).
2009. Professional Development Grant from Non-Senate Faculty Council on Professional Development - for travel to the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles; one year's Membership; and purchase of teaching materials. ($481)
2007. Professional Development Grant from Non-Senate Faculty Council on Professional Development- - to attend and present a paper at Oxford Round Table, Oxford University, England. ($2,500).
1979 - 82. University of California Grants: Regents’ Fellowship, Faculty Research Grants, Instructional Improvement Grants, University of California, Santa Cruz
Public Lecture or Forum Participation
2015. Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, Faculty Spotlight interview (posted on website), University of California, Santa Cruz.
2014. One of four faculty invited to present in the inaugural year of the Last Lecture Series, Dean of Students Office, University of California, Santa Cruz (posted on website).
2013, 2015. Invited faculty presenter at Teaching Assistant Training. Workshop on Working with Student Writing. University of California, Santa Cruz.
2013. Faculty presenter at Sociology Colloquium Series – Pedagogies and Practices: Teaching Sociology at University of California, Santa Cruz.
2012. Faculty presenter at STARS dinner (Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students), University of California, Santa Cruz.
2003 – 2005. Participant and presenter at the Poetry Otherwise workshop in Emerson College, England.
1995 - 2010. Coordinator of annual Robert Bly Poetry Workshop, Asilomar, CA.
1993 – 1994. Co-coordinator for the International Storytelling Symposium, Emerson College, England.
1973 - 2015. Workshop Leader and Public Speaker, U.S. and U.K., Workshops and talks on Death and dying; Creativity as a source for renewal for professionals working with HIV/AIDS issues (California State AIDS Conference, Contra Costa County Office of Mental Health, Hospice Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz AIDS Project). Papers
Presented at Professional Meetings
2007. Oxford Round Table on Aging, Oxford University, England; Learning Successfully about Aging Successfully: Strategies for teaching college students.
1975-1983. Professional papers on: death and dying, life in the nuclear age, mentoring in academia, teaching practices, language and the sexes, androgyny. Presented at state and national conventions (Forum for Death Education and Counseling, American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, California State Psychological Association, National Women’s Studies Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Speech Communication Association).