JED (Center for Justice, Equality, and Democracy), Advisorial Board, 2002–.

The Many and One Coalition, Lewiston, 2003–.

Community ERA (Education, Research, Action), 1994–. (Founding member 1994.)

Maine Rural Workers’ Coalition. (State Board 1998-2003.)

The Maine People’s Alliance, 1988–. (State Board 1997–99)

L-HEAP (Lewiston Health, Education and Access Project), 1994-96.

Committee on African American Studies and American Cultural Studies, Bates College, 1990–. (Chair, 1991-93; founding member, 1990-91.)

Co-ordinator, College Symposium on “Constructions of Racial and Ethnic Identity,” Bates College, 1990-91.

Chair, Committee on First-Year Seminars and the Writing Workshop, Bates College, 1990-92 (Committee to Form the Writing Workshop, 1980-81).

Advisor, Gay/Lesbian/Bi-/Straight Alliance, Bates College, 1980-91.

Affirmative Action Committee, Bates College, 1989-; Sub-Committee to draft an Affirmative Action Plan, 1980-84, 1985-88.

Presidential Search Committee, Bates College, 1988-89.

Committee on Admissions, Bates College, 1986-88.

Project Director, Four-Part Series on Literature and Illness, Maine Humanities Council, January-May, 1983.

Commentator or participant in many Maine Humanities Council Projects, including those on Sarah Orne Jewett, Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks in the Road, Margaret Fuller, and Gertrude Stein’sDr. Faustus Lights the Lights, 1982-92.

Search Committee for the Dean of Students, Bates College, 1980-82.

Medical Studies Committee, Bates College, 1979-85.

Committee on the Instruction of History and Literature, Harvard University, 1976-78.

Advisor, The Sisterhood, Riverdale Country School, 1968-71.