High School: St. Mary’s School, Raleigh, N.C.

College: Duke University, Durham, N.C., BA in English.

Graduate Studies:

Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA

Hunter College, MA, Art History. Thesis: Vasari on Prints

Graduate Center, CUNY, Ph.D., Art History.  Major:  American Painting and Sculpture; Minor:  American and European Prints, 19th and 20thCentury.  Dissertation:  The Weyhe Gallery Between The Wars, 1919-40.

Antioch University Midwest, MA, Fiction Writing

Non-credit writing courses at The New School, Vermont College, etc., and on-line short courses in miscellaneous topics (e.g., book reviewing).

Work Experience

2001-2011: Full time writing and research

1991-2001: Director of Special Projects, Alliance Capital Management Corporation; Member of Board of Directors, Alliance Capital Management.

Five years as Contributing Editor, Institutional Investor magazine.  Freelance writer for other business periodicals and several art journals.

Five years as a securities analyst, Mitchell Hutchins, Inc., researching industries and corporations, and making stock recommendations.

Nine years at McKinsey & Company, Inc., in research functions, including assignments in London, and a consulting project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Writing Experience

Articles in:  American Artist, Business and Society, Chicago Daily News, Financial Analysts Journal, Institutional Investor, Journal of the Print World, Mystery Readers Journal, Print Collectors Newsletter, Print Quarterly, South Magazine, The Tamarind Papers, etc.

Privately Published Books:The Weyhe Galleries Between the Wars, 1919-1940, 1996. (Dissertation for Ph. D., Art History, CUNY)

Nonprofit Activities and Affiliations

Honorary Keeper of American Prints, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England.

Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Member, Mystery Writers of America

Associate Member, PEN

Partial List of Previous Nonprofit Affiliations

Vice-Chairman, New York State Council on the Arts, May 1999-May 2001.

Member, New York State Council on the Arts, July 1996-May 2001.

President, Art Commission of the City of New York.

Member, Committee on Prints and Illustrated Books, MoMA.

Member of the Board, Municipal Art Society.

Member, Committee on Prints, The Metropolitan Museum.

Member, Committee on Prints, Whitney Museum.

Member, Editorial Board, Print Quarterly


2001 Gold Medal Award from The Spanish Institute (with Dave Williams), November 2001.

Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship (with Dave Williams), October 2000.

2000 Woman of Distinction Award, for extraordinary professional accomplishments.  New York State Senate, May 2000.

2000 Swan Award (with Dave Williams), lifetime achievement for furthering the arts both nationally and internationally, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, Tennessee.

Pratt Institute, Pratt Legend, 2000.

1999 New York City Council Woman of Achievement Pacesetter Award.

Distinguished Cultural Leadership Award (with Dave Williams), for outstanding contributions to the arts and culture of the Empire State, February 10, 1999.

Primary School 164, Brooklyn, a culture and arts magnet school, for “Dedication and support of the arts in public school education,” June 11, 1998.

The Augustus Graham Medal (with Dave Williams), presented on behalf of the Brooklyn Museum of Art Board of Trustees, for “Outstanding support of the arts,” April 30, 1998.

The Polish Order of Merit, Cavalier of the Grand Cross of Poland, First Class (with Dave Williams), honoring contributions to the financial industry in Poland.

Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities (with Dave Williams).  Appreciation:  “In helping to re-establish a very special environment, you have begun a renaissance which we hope continues until the school has regained its original beauty,” October 25, 1995.


Married to Dave H. Williams.

Member, The Cosmopolitan Club (New York City)