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Lecturer in Education, University of Texas at Dallas

I was the 1989 U.S. Women's Chess Champion. Before earning my Ph.D. in education, I taught high school social studies and English and ran the school's chess club. I have written seven books on chess in education. I teach online courses about chess in education for UT Dallas; the courses have been taken by students all over the world. I am available for talks, chess exhibitions, and presentations; please contact me.


  • 1999–present
    Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas


  • 1999 
    University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. in Education


  • 2016
    Prepare With Chess Strategy, Mongoose Press
  • 2012
    Thinking With Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14, Mongoose Press
  • 2011
    The Living Chess Game: Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9-14, Libraries Unlimited
  • 2010
    People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies With Chess, Teacher Ideas Press
  • 2009
    Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy With Chess Activities, Teacher Ideas Press
  • 2008
    Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving, Teacher Ideas Press
  • 2006
    Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators, Teacher Ideas Press