Ph.D., M.A. Harvard, B.A. Mount Holyoke
Her area of specialization is in Ancient Philosophy with special interests in Ethics and Logic. Harper's dissertation "The Role of Likenesses in Plato's Metaphysics and Theory of Language" was completed under G.E.L. Owen. She has taught at the University of Minnesota and has given papers to the American Philosophical Association and the Minnesota Philosophical Society. She has served as the President and the Vice President of the Society. She has done translations and commentary on Greek Philosophy for the first volume of The History of Women Philosophers (Martinus Nijholf), and has an article and short entries in the Oxford Classical Dictionary. She also translated and wrote commentary on Aristotle and Late Pythagoreans in An Unconventional History of Western Philosophy: Conversations Between Men and Women Philosophers (Rowman and Littlefield).