I share my insights in a variety of forums. Below is a sample of my work. 

Speeches, Conferences, and Presentations

  • Speaker, "Women as Warriors: Discarding the Myths and Realizing the Possibilities," and Panelist on "Direct Combat Exclusion Rule: Integration of Women into the Combat Arms Six Years Later," Women in Combat Summit, February 2021.
  • Panel Chair and Discussant, “New Thinking on Risk Mitigation,” and Panel Chair and Speaker, “Research, Outreach, and Negotiation: Policy Formation by Federal Commission,” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, November 2020. 
  • Editorial Panelist, Defense One's State of the Navy, October 2000.
  • Panelist, FixUS Conversation: A Call to Service, June 2020.
  • Panelist, "Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination," Joint Base Andrews Women's History Month Panel, March 2018.
  • Panelist, "Finding and Remembering Your Why," Joint Women's Leadership Symposium, June 2017.
  • Moderator, "Outlook on Women's Plans and Policies," Joint Women's Leadership Symposium, June 2017.
  • Professional Development Speaker, "Keep Calm and Lead On: How to Leverage Self-Awareness During Hard Talks and Tough Decisions," Joint Women's Leadership Symposium, June 2016.
  • Moderator, "Reflections on Leadership and Authenticity," Officer Women's Leadership Symposium, April 2016.
  • Presenter, "Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military: Trends and Responses," Workshop on Women's Health in Global Perspective, March 2016. Research conducted with Dr. David J. Armor.
  • Presenter, "An Exploratory Study of the Perceptions of and Challenges Facing Military Mothers," International Society of Military Ethics Conference, January 2016.
  • Panelist, "Decoding the Abrams Doctrine for Army Structure," The Heritage Foundation, November 2015.
  • Moderator, "Global Feminism: Empowered Woman, Empowered World," Officer Women's Leadership Symposium, March 2015.
  • Keynote Speaker, "The Impact of Intelligence on the Warfighter," 2014 Fall Industrial Security Working Group Conference, October 2014.
  • Moderator, "The Motherload: Latchkey Children, Messy Homes, and Other Guilt Trips," Officer Women's Leadership Symposium, April 2014.
  • Presenter, “Integrating Military Moms: The Next Frontier?” Women in Military Conference, October 2011.
  • Keynote Speaker on “Women in the Military” to the Fairfax chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW), January 2011. Co-presented with Colonel Laura Richardson, United States Army.
  • Presenter, “Is the Abrams Doctrine Valid?: Exploring the Impact of Army National Guard Mobilizations on Public Support for the War on Terror,” Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society/Canada Conference, October 2010.
  • Presenter, “Women in the U.S. Military: Showing the Way or Blocking the Road?” Women in Military Conference, September 2009.  Research conducted with Ms. Natasha Christensen.
  • Presenter, “Mentoring Women: The Basics of Leadership,” Women in Military Conference, May 2007.
  • Presenter, “Homosexuals and the U.S. Military: The Impact of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ on DOD’s Foreign Language Capabilities,” College of William & Mary Graduate Research Symposium, March 2007.
  • Senior Advisor, Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, April 2010.
  • Rappateur, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) Conference: “What is Needed?: The Way Ahead on WMD Policy,” April 2009 (conference report holds same title).
  • Participant (Competitive Selection), Women in International Security (WIIS) Summer Symposium, June 2008.