She served as a Theatre Library Association (TLA) board member from 2009 to 2015, and was the TLA plenary chair for the American Society for Theatre Research
Conference in 2012 and co-chair with Matthew DiCintio in 2016.
The heated debates from the 1980s and early 1990s, in scholarly forums like the American Society for Theatre Research
, where theatre history and performance studies seemed to threaten each other's existence, have now cooled to an approach that eccentrically and eclectically combines features and characteristics of the two while generating new properties.
When the American Society for Theatre Research
honored him with its distinguished scholar award in 1995, he gave an eloquent speech urging the profession to embrace new ideas, reminding them that history (about which he knew a lot) would pass them by if they clung to that which was outworn."
It was the first Sonneck conference involving cooperation with other societies, being the joint effort of the Theatre Library Association and the American Society for Theatre Research
. Greenwood Press published the papers and proceedings of that conference in 1984 under the title Musical Theatre in America, edited by Glenn Loney.