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Phillips Theological Seminary
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Methodist women, Methodist, religion,
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About Me

I’m the Biggs Professor of the History of Christianity & United Methodist Studies Emerita at Phillips Theological Seminary. I retired in 2020.  Among my courses were those on women’s issues in ministry and women’s history. I have written about Methodism in New Orleans in the late 19th, the 20th and the 21st centuries.

My Ph.D. is from Tulane and my M.Div. from SMU.


Recent Publications

Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission (New York: United Methodist Women, 2019).

St. Mark’s and the Social Gospel: Methodist Women and Civil Rights in New Orleans, 1895-1965 (University of Tennessee Press, 2011, reissued in paperback 2014)

In Case of Katrina: Reinventing the Church in Post-Katrina New Orleans (Cascade, 2016).

“Writing Our Legacy,” Response, March-April 2019.

“Parenthetically Speaking: Methodist Women (In and) Out of Their Brackets.” Methodist History 55, nos. 1 & 2 (October 2016/January 2017), 19-31.

“The Ruth Carter Auxiliary: Women’s Support for Peoples Community Center in New Orleans.” Methodist History, 56, no. 4 (July 2018), 211-21.

“‘Yes, We Are Everywhere’: Thirty Years with the Women for Progressive Action, Lower Ninth Ward,” Methodist History 52, no. 1 (October 2013), 4-18.



Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Religion, Women