Professor and Director of Public Affairs Programs in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"If liberty is something we value, prudence requires that we limit the ability of the state to interfere with a citizen's personal or economic choices... This is the underlying libertarian message of the ACLU and its mission to preserve the individual rights outlined in the US Constitution and its Bill of Rights. From flag-burning to boys wearing earrings in school, from defending topless bars to upholding the right of Nazis to march down Main Street, from defending pornography against legal attacks to maintaining the line that separates church and state..., the ACLU, as 'Liberty's Lawyer,' will fight for individual rights whenever the state or the majority place them in jeopardy."
What's a Nice Republican Girl Like Me Doing in the ACLU?, 1997
American Public Services: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations, 2010
Distrust, American Style: Diversity and the Crisis of Public Confidence, 2009
God and Country: America in Red and Blue, 2007
Charitable Choice at Work: Faith-Based Job Training in the States, 2006
Pickin' Fights with Thunderstorms, 2005
To Market, To Market: Reinventing Indianapolis, 2001
Free Expression in America: A Documentary History, 1999
What's a Nice Republican Girl Like Me Doing at the ACLU?, 1997
Professional affiliations include: Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Leadership Celebration, American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, American Society for Public Administration, Indiana Society for Public Administration, Law and Society Association
Awards received include: Chancellor's Faculty Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement, 2010; Trustee Teaching Award, IUPUI, 2009; Outstanding Alumni of the Year, IU School of Law–Indianapolis, 2008; Robert Risk Award for Lifetime Achievement, ACLU of Indiana, 2008; Johnson Award for Best Paper in Ethics and Accountability, 2005; Champion of Liberty Award from the Marion County Libertarians, 2004; Building Bridges of Understanding Award from Indy Choruses, 2004; Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004, 2005; Citation of Excellence, Emerald Management Independent Review Board; IUPUI's Outstanding Female Faculty, 2002; Who's Who in America, 2002; Jencks Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Law in Indiana, 2002; Indiana Liberty Award, Lambda Legal Defense, 2001; American Library Association, 30th Anniversary Roll of Honor, Office for Intellectual Freedom and Freedom to Read Foundation, 1999