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My Background

Personal Profile

Beginning fiction writing career in January 2023 while in the process of retiring from career as a University professor. I have written and submitted short stories and am working on my first mystery featuring Kitt Jackson, a reclusive artist who is drawn into a murder investigation because of the murder of a beloved younger brother.

Academic Experience


Professor, California State University, Fresno 

Director, Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Learning and Teaching, 2012-2016

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha 


Professional Experience


Charles and Jones

Attorney-private practice, represented clients in business formation, bankruptcy hearings and family law Omaha, NE


Associate Counsel, Legal Aid Society

Attorney-represented clients in social security disability hearings, bankruptcy hearing, child custody cases, landlord-tenant cases, debt collections and welfare hearings in Omaha, NE


Associate Appellate Counsel, Legal Aid, Criminal Appeals, New York

Attorney-represented defendants in criminal appeals before the appellate courts in New York, NY

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New York University School of Law. New York, New York

Earned J.D. Studied traditional subjects such as contracts and criminal law; was a law intern for juvenile courts and for a legislator

University of California, Los Angeles, online

Focused on educational technology and its use in promoting learning. Earned a certificate in Educational Technology

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

Earned a B.A. in Sociology

A Panel of Powerful Women Authors at the 2023 Killer Nashville Conference
(Standing left to-right): Judy L Murray, D.R. Ransdell, Gay Yellen, Rebecca Butler, Lori Robbins, Kathryn Lasky

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