Betsy works in MIT's Writing and Communication Center, in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication program, and as a freelance editor. She teaches WGS.101, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, and has recently been a Writing Advisor for Introduction to World Music, among others. She is on the Board of Directors of PsyArt, a foundation that supports the psychological study of the arts and holds annual international conferences, and has been President and Secretary of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America. She publishes on feminism, psychoanalysis, Lawrence, and related topics. Her chapter, "Edwardian Feminisms and Suffrage "is forthcoming in _D. H. Lawrence in Context_, Ed. Andrew Harrington (Cambridge University Press).
Ph.D. in English and American Literature, Boston University; M.Ed., Boston University; B.A. in English with pre-med, Wellesley College.