Academic interests

U.S. history; late nineteenth and twentieth centuries; American philanthropy; women; religion; U.S. race relations; women and banking; and history of citizenship.


  • Richard L. Wentworth Prize for Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 2008;
  • Gateway Scholar, 2004-05;
  • IU President's Arts & Humanities Initiative Grant, 2002-03;
  • Indiana University Fellow in Nonprofit Governance, 1989-1991, and numerous fellowships.


Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46 (University of Illinois Press, 2007);

chapters in: Women and their Money, 1700-1950; Private Action and Public Good; and Men and Women Adrift: The YMCA and the YWCA in the City.

Entries in: Notable American Women, Encyclopedia of New York City, Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia, and Civil Rights in the United States.


Member, Advisory Board to the Indiana Women's History Association.