Faye Ringel retired in 2009 from her position as Professor of Humanities, U.S. Coast Guard Academy; she was named Professor Emerita in 2010. She is the author of New England's Gothic Literature (E. Mellen, 1995) and the chapters on Lovecraft and New England Gothic in A Companion to American Gothic (Crow, ed. 2013); essays in Critical Essays on Lord Dunsany (Joshi, ed. 2013), The Year's Work in Medievalism 1991 and 1995, Into Darkness Peering: Race and Color in the Fantastic (Leonard, ed.), Ballads Into Books: The Legacies of Francis James Child (Cheesman and Rieuwerts, eds.), Views of Middle Earth (Clark and Timmons, eds.; 2000-2002 Mythopoeic finalist for Inklings Studies), After History ( Prochazka, ed.), Scholarly Stooges (Seeley, ed.). Reference book entries appear in Handbook of Gothic Literature; The Encyclopedia of New England; Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia; The Encyclopedia of the Gothic; and Encyclopedia of the Vampire: The Living Dead in Myth, Legend, and Popular Culture. She has also published articles and presented conference papers on (among other subjects) New England vampires, urban fantasy, demonic cooks, neo-pagans, Lovecraft, King, Tolkien, McKillip, Yiddish folklore and music, and on the fiction of Greer Gilman. Faye has reviewed books for Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Necrofile, Gothic Studies, The NEPCA Newsletter, The Journal of American Culture, and The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture.

Her CD of traditional music with fiddler Bob Thurston is Hot Chestnuts: Old Songs, Endearing Charms. She sings and plays piano with the Klezmer band Klezmenschen, and performs cabaret with Anne Flammang and with the Chelsea Players.