She is currently the first writer in residence at the Prindle Institute for Ethics, a position supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In that role, she is completing a book about cruelty and humanity that is hopefully both useful and provocative. During her tenure at Prindle, she will also consult on moral development curricula, corporate management strategies, and will maintain a consulting role with the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard (where she was the Research Director for the Humanities and Liberal Arts Assessment Lab, 2012-2019).
She is a member of the advisory programming board for the Pat Conroy Literary Center and is a Coordinating Principle Investigator for the National Ethics Project (NEP). She is most interested in conversations that bridge philosophy, psychology, literature/story-telling, and naturalistic virtue ethics.
She tries to give alligators their space, has reverence for turtles, loves feathers and possums, is fascinated by snakes, and believes that humans, collectively and individually, are intriguing and inscrutable. She lives with her Husband and artist of all sorts, Jonathan Hannah, along with their menagerie of rescued pit bulls, cats, and the occasional drop in owl.
The Endurance of Love Published in "Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy", published by UGA press.“For a long time, I thought I was born into a mythology instead of a family.” – Pat Conroy For a long time, I thought I was born into a family, instead of a...