Author, five popular books about weight loss and food addiction including: Why Can’t I Stop Eating? (Hazelden) co-authored with Dr. Pedro Lazaro, The Overeater’s Journal (Hazelden), The Emotional Eater’s Book of Inspiration: 90 Truths You Need To Know To Overcome Your Food Addiction (Avalon/Marlowe), Why Can’t My Child Stop Eating? (Central Recovery Press), Locked Up For Eating Too Much (Hazelden, out of print). Associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Also served as Manager of Media Relations for a national nonprofit organization, a Public Relations Consultant for a national food addiction treatment center, and Public Relations Coordinator for a Connecticut horse rescue organization. Holds a Ph.D. from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she researched eating behavior in American film, a Master’s degree in Public Communications from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Sacred Heart University.