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After a long career as a college professor of information sciences and gender studies, that took me to universities in Pittsburgh, Boston, and State College, PA as well as in Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific, I have returned to my hometown of Cincinnati, OH with my spouse, Kathy Driehaus. I now spend my time on both academic and creative writing, and engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Announcing ...

Ordinary Time

My first poetry collection is now available! Ordinary Time, is a poetic memoir about spiritual and physical nurturing, and resilience. It is presented through the lens of a mother-daughter relationship and the shift in caregiving roles at the end of my mother’s life.


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To learn more about the background to this book and the inspiration to write it, check out my article “On Writing My Poetic Memoir” that is available at Women Writers, Women’s Books

Upcoming readings and book signings:

Tuesday, October 3, 7:00-8:30 - Poetry Night at Sitwell’s (324 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, Cincinnati, OH). I will be the featured reader along with Carolyn Grace. There will also be an open mic. Poetry At Sitwell's


Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8:00 – Roebling Books & Coffee (601 Overton St., Newport, KY). This is a “double feature” author event on the theme of family. I am really looking forward to joining my sister, Suzanne, who is coming in from New Jersey to read from her recently published novel, What Remains of Love (Willow River Press, 2022). Roebling Books & Coffee


Thursday, October 19, 7:00-9:00 – Poet & Song at the Falcon Theatre (636 Monmouth St., Newport, KY). This will be a book party to celebrate the launch of my poetry book and that of Roberta Schultz, Asking Price. Also, featuring music by The Sweet Peas.

Handbook of Gender and Technology: Environment, Identity, Individual

Check out my new co-edited book with Professor Jeria Quesenberry, Carnegie-Mellon University: Handbook of Gender and Technology: Environment, Identity, Individual (Edward Elgar, 2023). Gender experts from around the world contributed chapters to our effort to address the gender gap in technology fields.

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Founder Leadership Award

I am so happy to have received this Founder Leadership Award from the Association for Information Systems, Social Inclusion special interest group. Now more than ever, we need to work on social inclusion in the tech fields!

Award Winning Research Paper

My research paper with Professor Regina Connolly at Dublin City University, “Investigating the Nature of Change in Factors Affecting Gender Equality in the IT Sector: A Longitudinal Study of Women in Ireland" (MIS Quarterly, 45, 4, 2055-2100), was selected by the Responsible Research in Business and Management network ( for inclusion in their “Honor Roll” of research with credible societal impact. This recognition is for publications that exemplify research that is both rigorous and relevant.

Martha Trauth Social Justice Education Endowment

If you have a particular interest in social justice issues, check out the new Martha Trauth Social Justice Education Endowment speaker series at the University of Missouri Newman Center. It was established in honor of my mother Martha Trauth, whose life was dedicated to social justice causes.

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