I teach introductory sociology and variable topics courses in both juvenile justice and American adoption policy. My primary research interests are criminology, minority groups in the United States, and international adoption. I have studied Italians in the U.S., Puerto Ricans on the mainland, juvenile delinquents in New York City, and children adopted internationally. Most recently I have co-authored five articles in peer reviewed journals that deal with questions of social justice in the adoption of children into and from the U.S.
You may contact me by e-mail or phone (718-960-7820).
- B.A., Barnard College
- M.A., Fordham University
- Ph. D., Fordham University
- Sleuths in Skirts: Analysis and Bibliography of Serialized Female Sleuth. 2002. New York: Routledge. (Co-authored with Frances A. DellaCava.)
- Female Detectives in American Novels. 1993. NY: Garland. (Co-authored with Frances DellaCava.)
- Minorities in American Society, 6th ed. 1992. NY: Harper/Collins. (Revision of a text originally written by Charles Marden and Gladys Meyer.)
- The Drug Scene. 1974. NY: Hayden Book Co.
- Inequality in America . 1971. NY: Thomas Y Crowell.
- The Italian Experience in the United States . 1970. NY and Rome: Center for Migration Studies. (Co-edited with Silvano Tomasi.)
Administrative Experience at Lehman:
- Department chair, 1980-92 and 1995-2011
- Coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, 1983-85
- Director of Graduate Studies, 1993-95
Last modified: Apr 13, 2015