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Sojourner Truth Library congratulates all of the SUNY New Paltz faculty on their major published works. From books to documentary films we say thank you and keep them coming. Here are some of the more recent faculty published works from 2014 through 2016.

2015 Faculty author: Mariah Adin
The Brooklyn thrill-kill gang and the great comic book scare of the 1950s
Authors: Mariah Adin.
Publisher: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC Santa Barbara, California
After ongoing months of daily headlines about gang shootouts, stomp-killings, and millions of dollars worth of vandalism, by the summer of 1954, America had had enough of juvenile delinquency. It was in this environment that 18-year-old Jack Koslow and the other three teenage members of the Brooklyn Thrill Killers committed their heinous crimes and achieved notoriety. The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s exposes the underbelly of America s mid-century, the terrible price of assimilation, the uncomfortable bedfellows of comic books and juvenile delinquency, and the dystopia already in bloom amongst American youth well before the 1960s. Readers will be engrossed and horrified by the tale of the Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang whose shocking, front-page story could easily have been copy-pasted from today s online news sites. -- Publisher s description
2015 Faculty author: Brett Barry
Afloat and afoot
Authors: John Burroughs.
Publisher: Silver Hollow Audio [Chichester]
Afloat and Afoot is a celebration of John Burroughs, a Catskills native famous for his writings on the natural world that surrounds us all. This first-ever audio edition of his work includes a recounting of Burroughs impromptu voyage down the Pepacton now an important water source for New York City , and a recollection of his expedition to the top of Slide Mountain, the region s highest peak. Burroughs words are given new life by narrators Brett Barry and Rolland Smith; and his essays are followed by conversations with Burroughs experts Diane Galusha and Bill Birns. Listen to Burroughs, then hear why his work is as relevant now as it was in his time. -- Publisher s description
2015 Faculty author: Kerry Dean Carso
American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature.
Authors: Kerry Dean Carso
Publisher: University of wales Press
This book analyses the influence of British Gothic novels and historical romances on American art and architecture in the Romantic era.
2014 Faculty author: Amy Cheng
Amy Cheng : irrational exuberance.
Authors: Amy Cheng
Publisher: Tower Fine Arts Gallery Brockport, New York
The book of the exhibition held Jan. 28-Feb. 23, 2014.
2014 Faculty author: Victor deMunck
Cultural models : genesis, methods, and experiences
Authors: Giovanni Bennardo, Victor C. de Munck.
Publisher: Oxford University Press New York
This book is about cultural models. Cultural models are defined as molar organizations of knowledge. Their internal structure consists of a core component and peripheral nodes that are filled by default values. These values are instantiated, i.e., changed to specific values or left at their default values, when the individual experiences events of any type. Thus, the possibility arises for recognizing and categorizing events as representative of the same cultural model even if they slightly differ in each of their specific occurrences. Cultural models play an important role in the generation of one s behavior. They correlate well with those of others and the behaviors they help shape are usually interpreted by others as intended. A proposal is then advanced to consider cultural models as fundamental units of analysis for an approach to culture that goes beyond the dichotomy between the individual culture only in mind and the collective culture only in the social realm .
2014 Faculty author: Laura Dull
Teaching recent global history : dialogues among historians, social studies teachers, and students
Authors: [edited by] Diana B. Turk, Laura J. Dull, Robert Cohen, and Michael R. Stoll
Publisher: Routledge New York
Teaching Recent Global History explores innovative ways to teach world history, beginning with the early 20th century. The authors unique approach unites historians, social studies teachers, and educational curriculum specialists to offer historically rich, pedagogically innovative, and academically rigorous lessons that help students connect with and deeply understand key events and trends in recent global history. Highlighting the best scholarship for each major continent, the text explores the ways that this scholarship can be adapted by teachers in the classroom in order to engage and inspire students. Each of the eight main chapters highlights a particularly important event or theme, which is then complemented by a detailed discussion of a particular methodological approach. Key features include: An overarching narrative that helps readers address historical arguments; Relevant primary documents or artifacts, plus a discussion of a particular historical method well-suited to teaching about them; Lesson plans suitable for both middle and secondary level classrooms; Document-based questions and short bibliographies for further research on the topic.This invaluable book is ideal for any aspiring or current teacher who wants to think critically about how to teach world history and make historical discussions come alive for students -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: David Elstein
Democracy in contemporary Confucian philosophy
Authors: David Elstein
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group New York
This book examines democracy in recent Chinese-language philosophical work. It focuses on Confucian-inspired political thought in the Chinese intellectual world from after the communist revolution in China until today. The volume analyzes six significant contemporary Confucian philosophers in China and Taiwan, describing their political thought and how they connect their thought to Confucian tradition, and critiques their political proposals and views. It illustrates how Confucianism has transformed in modern times, the divergent understandings of Confucianism today, and how contemporary Chinese philosophers understand democracy, as well as their criticisms of Western political thought. -- Provided by publisher.
2014 Faculty author: Salvatore Engel-DiMauro
Ecology, soils, and the left : an ecosocial approach
Authors: Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan New York, NY
Conventional explanations about soils and their degradation contain fundamental flaws. In standard approaches, social relations of domination are mystified, while much leftist theorization falters by disregarding soil dynamics. Soil degradation is both an occurring process and a political construct; therefore, it must be addressed as both a biophysical and social process. By developing and applying an ecosocial perspective, this volume improves on soil science and leftist approaches to environmental degradation to develop an understanding of environmental degradation that counters prevailing tendencies for decontextualization or reductionism. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Andy Evans
Discovering the western past : a look at the evidence
Authors: Merry E. Wiesner, Andrew D. Evans, William Bruce Wheeler, Julius R. Ruff
Publisher: Cengage Learning Stamford, CT
Includes The Problem, Sources and Method, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue and Evaluation sections in each chapter. This title emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data, with actual documents and artifacts from which students develop answers to historical questions-and learn to think like historians.
2015 Faculty author: Donna Flayhan
Public Relations Campaigns 101: Traditional and Social Media Campaign Strategies in a Liberal Arts Context
Authors: Donna Flayhan
Publisher: Linus Learning Ronkonkoma, NY
Table of Contents Choosing your organization: integrated campaigns, getting started with service-learning -- The public relations campaign plan: researching your organization to identify needs and goals for your campaign -- Launching your campaign: internal stakeholders, internal speeches and newsletters -- Symbiotic relationships with journalists: the news release, media hits and long term relationship building with traditional media -- Public service announcements: free air time for your client while serving the public interest and the networks’ FCC licensing requirements -- Targeted external presentations & brochures: viral seeding and the long tail of the never ending targeted campaign through traditional and social media -- Viral videos & video seeding plans: what people share and opinion leaders -- Public relations and public health post-disaster: a case study of the lower Manhattan public health project.
2014 Faculty author: Glenn Geher
Evolutionary psychology 101
Authors: Glenn Geher, PhD.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company New York, NY
This is a concise and student-friendly survey of the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology EP and the controversies that surround it. Evolutionary psychology is an approach to studying human behavior that is rooted in modern evolutionary theory. Firmly grounded in the theoretical and research literature of EP, the book addresses the core theories, approaches, applications, and current findings that comprise this discipline. It is unique in its interdisciplinary focus, which encompasses EP s impact on both psychological and non-psychological disciplines. Written by an eminent evolutionary psychologist who is President of the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, the text examines psychological processes that lead to human survival and those that may lead to reproductive benefits-sometimes even at a cost to survival. It cites a rich body of literature that provides insights into the role of sexual selection in shaping the human mind. The text presents current research on such important domains of EP as childhood, courtship, intrasexual competition, sex, pair-bonding, parenting, familial relations, non-familial relations, aggression, and altruism. Considering the potential of EP to mitigate some of our greatest social problems, the text examines the ways in which EP can be applied to society and religion. It also offers a thoughtful, balanced approach to such controversies in EP as the issues of genetic determinism, racism, and sexism. -- Publisher s website.
2014 Faculty author: Glenn Geher
Straightforward statistics : understanding the tools of research
Authors: Glenn Geher and Sara Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press New York ; Oxford
Straightforward Statistics: Understanding the Tools of Research is a clear and direct introduction to statistics for the social, behavioral, and life sciences. Based on the author s extensive experience teaching undergraduate statistics, this book provides a narrative presentation of the core principles that provide the foundation for modern-day statistics. With step-by-step guidance on the nuts and bolts of computing these statistics, the book includes detailed tutorials how to use state-of-the-art software, SPSS, to compute the basic statistics employed in modern academic and applied research. Across 13 succinct chapters, this text presents statistics using a conceptual approach along with information on the relevance of the different tools in different contexts and summaries of current research examples. --back cover.
2014 Faculty author: Holly George-Warren
A man called destruction : the life and music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to backdoor man
Authors: Holly George-Warren.
Publisher: Viking New York
Alex Chilton s story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Following stints leading 60s sensation the Box Tops The Letter and pioneering 70s popsters Big Star, Chilton became a dishwasher. Yet he rose again in the 80s as a solo artist, producer, and trendsetter, coinventing the indie-rock genre. By the 90s, acolytes from R.E.M. to Jeff Buckley embodied Chilton s legacy, ushering him back to the spotlight before his untimely death in 2010. In this career-spanning and revelatory biography, longtime Chilton acquaintance Holly George-Warren has interviewed more than 100 bandmates, friends, and family members to flesh out a man who presided over--and influenced--four decades of American musical history, rendered here with new perspective through the adventures of a true iconoclast. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Anne Goding
Storytelling : reflecting on oral narratives and cultures
Authors: written and edited by Anne Goding.
Publisher: Cognella San Diego, CA
Table of Contents-Introduction. How stories began (The storytelling stone) The legend of blind tarvaa Anansis box of stories -- I’ll go as far as Memphis -- John outruns the Lord Crow and weasel -- Chapter one: The meaning of culture. The selfish housewife -- Godasiyo the woman chief -- The fisherman and the King’s chamberlain -- Chapter two: The purposes of story. John Henry The price of pride -- Brer possum and brer snake -- Chapter three: Characters. How selfishness was rewarded -- Faust -- Coyote steals fire -- Chapter four: Relationship with audiences. Clever Mollie -- Chapter five: Love, courtship, jealousy, marriage, and family. Savatri and the god of death -- Pele’s revenge -- The three laughs -- The woman who buried three husbands -- Chapter six: Youth and innocence, age and wisdom, values, and foolishness. St. Theresa and the Lord Piccolo -- The eye-juggler -- The storyteller and the samurai -- Chapter seven. Worldview and conceptions of good, and evil. The creation (Buddhist) -- The Earth on turtle’s back -- Obassi Nsi and Obassi Osaw -- White buffalo calf woman brings the first pipe -- Phan Ku -- Chapter eight: Illness and health: doctors, shamans, priests, midwives, and medicine men. Death and the doctor -- A plague story -- The origin of the shaman -- The midwife of Dakar -- Br’er Rabbit and the conjure man -- Chapter nine: Poverty and wealth, social status, and power. Mistake in account -- The evil of covetousness -- Chapter ten: Ancient stories and their descendants. The four waters -- The golem -- The adventures of Gilgamesh Chapter eleven: Animals and humans, the stars, the wind, and the sea. Where the frost comes from -- Thunderbird and whale -- The creation (Norse) -- Chapter twelve: Becoming the voice. The first tears.
2014 Faculty author: Howard Good
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Fugitive pieces
Authors: Howard Good
Publisher: RIGHT HAND POINTING [Birmingham, Alabama]
The process by which I wrote the poems included in this book requires a brief explanation. For most of the poems, I used the technique of the collagist. This meant creation through destruction, lifting things from one context and dropping them into another, establishing unfamiliar relationships among familiar objects. I generally found the ideas for poems, as the citations at the back of the book attest, in common reading matter - news stories, mystery novels, music blogs, and even lists of book titles. Sometimes I mixed my own language into a poem; other times, I radically altered the intent of the original text through deletions, transpositions, and so on. -- First unnumbered page.
2014 Faculty author: Howard Good
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The complete absence of twilight
Authors: Howard Good
Publisher: USA MADHAT PRESS Asheville, North Carolina
A poetry collection on the theme of existential alienation.
2015 Faculty author: Howard Good
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Bad for the heart
Authors: Howie Good.
Publisher: Prolific Press Harborton, VA
2015 Faculty author: Howard Good
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Beautiful decay The cruel radiance of what is
Authors: Howie Good
Publisher: Another New Calligraphy [Chicago]
We are proud to offer two collections of Good s work as a single, stunning object. Beautiful Decay features prose poems triangulating themes of disturbance, destruction, and delusion, while The Cruel Radiance of What Is showcases subversive collage poems sourced from a range of quotidian texts. -- Publisher s website
2015 Faculty author: Howard Good
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Dark specks in a blue sky
Authors: Howie Good
Publisher: Another New Calligraphy [Chicago]
It is the conceptual shadow that looms most heavily over Howie Good s Dark Specks in a Blue Sky, not the literal absence of photons. The followup to his Beautiful Decay/The Cruel Radiance of What Is double feature, Dark Specks offers further commentary on our crumbling world. But while those earlier titles tempered their murk with brief asides of lighthearted absurdity, he does not offer such relief this time around. -- Publisher s website
2014 Faculty author: Carol Goodman
Blythewood
Authors: Carol Goodman
Publisher: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) New York
After narrowly escaping death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, seventeen year old Avaline Hall is sent to Blythewood Academy, the elite girls' boarding school in New York's Hudson Valley that her mother attended years before. Ava hopes to solve the mystery of her mother's deather and its connection to the students who keep disappearing from Blythewood. But the school is not all this it appears, and neither is the handsome young man who saved Ava from the fire. What's the meaning of the extraordinary powers Ava possesses? Who's good and who's evil? And who has the right to make that distinction?
2014 Faculty author: Carol Goodman
Ravencliffe
Authors: Carol Goodman.
Publisher: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group USA New York
Seventeen-year-old Ava Hall continues to learn more about herself and her heritage through her work in a New York City settlement house as well as through her social obligations with the Blythewood girls.
2015 Faculty author: Carol Goodman
Hawthorn
Authors: Carol Goodman.
Publisher: Viking New York
During her senior year at Blythewood Academy, Avaline Hall and her friends must stop the evil Shadowmaster, Judicus van Drood, as he rallies nations into a war that could destroy both the human world and Faerie -- Provided by publisher.
2014 Faculty authors: Julie Gorlewski & David Gorlewski
2014 Faculty authors: Julie Gorlewski & David Gorlewski
Effective or wise? : teaching and the meaning of professional dispositions in education
Authors: edited by Julie A. Gorlewski, David A. Gorlewski, Jed Hopkins, Brad J. Porfilio.
Publisher: Peter Lang New York
In our work as educators, we all aspire to be effective. We also aspire to be wise. If teachers are to represent and advocate for education, we must become the stewards of a discourse that nurtures education s possibilities. This book explores how teacher dispositions are defined, developed, cultivated, and assessed. The authors in the volume consider the various and interconnected ways in which educators values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors are performed and how these performances affect experiences and practices of learning. This text investigates complex questions, such as: How should teachers be? and Who should decide how teachers should be? In different ways, all the chapters in this book invite us into the work of reinvigorating educational discourse. The contributors contradict the idea that wisdom is the province of the lone genius who possesses knowledge that is obscure to the majority. Instead, they ask us all to participate in the necessarily collaborative endeavor of discourse stewardship in -- as grand as it may sound -- the pursuit of wisdom. -- Publisher s description.
2014 Faculty author: Julie Gorlewski
Social context reform : a pedagogy of equity and opportunity
Authors: edited by P.L. Thomas, Brad Porfilio, Julie Gorlewski, and Paul R. Carr
Publisher: Routledge New York
Currently, both the status quo of public education and the No Excuses Reform policies are identical. The reform offers a popular and compelling narrative based on the meritocracy and rugged individualism myths that are supposed to define American idealism. This volume will refute this ideology by proposing Social Context Reform, a term coined by Paul Thomas which argues for educational change within a larger plan to reform social inequity--such as access to health care, food, higher employment, better wages and job security. Since the accountability era in the early 1980s, policy, public discourse, media coverage, and scholarly works have focused primarily on reforming schools themselves. Here, the evidence that school-only reform does not work is combined with a bold argument to expand the discourse and policy surrounding education reform to include how social, school, and classroom reform must work in unison to achieve goals of democracy, equity, and opportunity both in and through public education. This volume will include a wide variety of essays from leading critical scholars addressing the complex elements of social context reform, all of which address the need to re-conceptualize accountability and to seek equity and opportunity in social and education reform -- Provided by publisher.
2015 Faculty author: Julie Gorlewski
Pedagogies of kindness and respect : on the lives and education of children
Authors: P.L. Thomas, Paul R. Carr, Julie A. Gorlewski, Brad J. Porfilio, editors.
Publisher: Peter Lang New York
Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect presents a wide variety of concepts from scholars and practitioners who discuss pedagogies of kindness, an alternative to the no excuses ideology now dominating the way that children are raised and educated in the U.S. today. The fields of education, and especially early childhood education, include some histories and perspectives that treat those who are younger with kindness and respect. This book demonstrates an informed awareness of this history and the ways that old and new ideas can counter current conditions that are harmful to both those who are younger and those who are older, while avoiding the reconstitution of the romantic, innocent child who needs to be saved by more advanced adults. Two interpretations of the upbringing of children are investigated and challenged, one suggesting that the poor do not know how to raise their children and thus need help, while the other looks at those who are privileged and therefore know how to nurture their young. These opposing views have been discussed and problematized for more than thirty years. Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect investigates the issue of why this circumstance has continued and even worsened today. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Judith Halasz
The bohemian ethos : questioning work and making a scene on the lower East Side
Authors: Judith R. Halasz.
Publisher: Routledge New York, NY
The iconoclastic ingenuity of bohemians, from Gerard de Nerval to Allen Ginsberg, continually captivates the popular imagination; the worlds of fashion, advertising, and even real estate all capitalize on the alternative appeal of bohemian style. Persistently overlooked, however, is bohemians distinctive relationship to work. In this book, sociologist Judith R. Halasz examines the fascinating junctures between bohemian labor and life. Weaving together historiography, ethnography, and personal experiences of having been raised amidst downtown New York s bohemian communities, Halasz deciphers bohemians unconventional behaviors and attitudes towards employment and the broader work world. From the nineteenth-century harbingers on Paris Left Bank to the Beats, Underground, and more recent bohemian outcroppings on New York s Lower East Side, The Bohemian Ethos traces the embodiment of a politically charged yet increasingly precarious form of cultural resistance to hegemonic social and economic imperatives -- Provided by publisher.
2014 Faculty author: Jan Hammond
The mentor : leading with love, the ultimate resource
Authors: Jan Hammond and Rita Senor.
Publisher: Iuniverse Inc Bloomington, IN
As a newly appointed middle school principal in a small town, Hannah Gardner wonders if there is a manual for leading an organization using head, heart, and spirit. Her life changes when Dr. Maddy Mathews, a recently retired superintendent from a neighboring district, is hired as interim superintendent. Once on board, Maddy sees that a great divide exists among the board members. An unscrupulous middle school coach-the town s former football hero-has been promised Hannah s position once he completes the certification requirements. Maddy, however, sees Hannah s outstanding character and high ideals, combined with compassion for her students and staff, and decides to mentor her. Their weekly conversations ignite conceptual thinking and greater awareness as Hannah learns to trust her inner voice. Maddy not only mentors Hannah, but also works with all the administrators to foster change in a place where power has been misused. By introducing three leadership models, as well as the three Cs, the administrators explore new paradigms to balance work and play, embracing the next generation of student mastery. Throughout the school year, the relationship between Hannah and her mentor reveals the challenges and opportunities of leading a school district with love, while addressing political, social, and personal issues that require courage, integrity, and candor. -- Publisher s description
2014 Faculty author: Laurence Hauptman
In the shadow of Kinzua : the Seneca nation of Indians since World War II
Authors: Laurence Marc Hauptman.
Publisher: Syracuse University Press Syracuse, NY
The Kinzua Dam has cast a long shadow on Seneca life since World War II. The project, formally dedicated in 1966, broke the Treaty of Canandaigua of 1794, flooded approximately 10,000 acres of Seneca lands in New York and Pennsylvania, and forced the relocation of hundreds of tribal members. Hauptman presents both a policy study, namely how and why Washington, Harrisburg, and Albany came up with the idea to build the dam, as well as a community study of the Seneca Nation of Indians in the postwar era. Sold to the Senecas as a flood control project, the author persuasively argues that major reasons for the dam were the push for private hydroelectric development in Pennsylvania and state transportation and park development in New York. This important study, based on Hauptman s forty years of archival research as well as numerous interviews with Senecas, shows that these historically resilient Native peoples adapted in spite of this disaster.
2014 Faculty author: Sara Hsu
Lessons in sustainable development from Japan and South Korea
Authors: Sara Hsu, Michio Naoi, Wenjie Zhang
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY
Lessons in Sustainable Development from Japan and South Korea provides a concise overview of sustainable development in Japan and South Korea. Hsu, Naoi, and Zhang focus on environment, energy, health, technology, biodiversity, production, governance, well-being, livelihood, regulation, property rights, and minerals as indicators of sustainable development. Japan has greatly improved its environment since the industrialization process ended in the 1970s. The nation also has excellent health care and transportation systems. However, Japan continues to struggle with gender inequality and traffic congestion. Poverty and inequality have remained challenges since the 1990s. Similarly, South Korea is continuing to improve its environment, as well as its health care system, but struggles with gender inequality, poverty, and inequality. The countries can benefit from better social policies, as well as from a partnership in improving energy self-sufficiency, including enhancement of renewable energy technologies. -- Provided by publisher.
2014 Faculty author: Sara Hsu
Lessons in sustainable development from Malaysia and Indonesia
Authors: Sara Hsu and Nathan Perry
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan New York
Sustainable Development in Malaysia and Indonesia examines a range of topics pertaining to sustainable development in the two countries. While Indonesia and Malaysia are geographically close, Indonesia lags behind Malaysia in terms of well-being, with a lack of social services, and economic indicators, as GDP per capita is lower than that in Malaysia. Environmental problems are similar, since both possess large amounts of biodiversity and natural resources. Hsu and Perry provide a concise overview of sustainable development in the nations, make policy recommendations for each country, and discuss sustainable development experiments in both countries. -- Publisher s description.
2016 Faculty author: Aaron Isabelle
Inspiring STEM minds : biographies and activities for elementary classrooms
Authors: Aaron D. Isabelle and Nataly Z. Valle.
Publisher: Sense Publishers Rotterdam
The purpose of this book is to serve as a supplemental reference text for 21st century elementary classrooms. The primary objective is to help teachers inspire and engage their students in the STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects. The push for incorporating STEM education in elementary school has become increasingly important, yet most educators and publishers have offered problem-based activities, without considering one of the most important pedagogical entry points to lesson planning -- the hook or the opening. Inspiring STEM Minds aims at providing teachers an effective, easy to use text that they can use to discuss specific mathematicians, engineers, inventors, and scientists although the individuals chosen for each section of the book are in no way an exhaustive or selective group that may characterize each discipline . This reference text is organized into four key sections, depicting the four disciplines that make up STEM education. Each section briefly gives historical background, as well as provides a problem or short activity designed to use everyday materials so that teachers can implement the activity in their classrooms. The classroom activities are directly related to each biography and have, we believe, great potential to engage students in the classroom. Each activity is also correlated to the National Standards, and we also supplement the activities with suggestions for interdisciplinary connections. We hope this book serves as a valuable resource for classroom teachers. -- Publisher s description
2014 Faculty author: Kris Jansma
The unchangeable spots of leopards
Authors: Kristopher Jansma
Publisher: Penguin Books New York
As early as he can remember, the narrator of this remarkable novel has wanted to become a writer. From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma s hopelessly unreliable--yet hopelessly earnest--narrator will be haunted by the success of his greatest friend and literary rival, the brilliant Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. After the trio has a disastrous falling-out, desperate to tell the truth in his writing, Jansma s narrator finds himself caught in an immense web of lies. -- Back cover.
2016 Faculty author: Kris Jansma
Why we came to the city
Authors: Kristopher Jansma.
Publisher: Viking New York
A novel about a tight-knit group of twentysomethings in New York whose lives are forever altered by an unexpected tragedy... Five years after their college graduation, the devoted friends once known as the Murphys remain as inseparable as ever... As this...novel opens in December 2008, they are making their way through heavy snowfall to gather at a lavish art world holiday party. But for all the glitz and glamor, the festivities mark a more momentous evening than any of them realize... When a devastating blow threatens to tear them irreparably apart, they must struggle to carry on together. -- Provided by publisher.
2015 Faculty author: Nancy Johnson
Impassioned jurisprudence : law, literature, and emotion, 1760-1848
Authors: edited by Nancy E. Johnson.
Publisher: Bucknell University Press Lewisburg, [Pennsylvania]
In this volume of essays, scholars of the interdisciplinary field of law and literature write about the role of emotion in English law and legal theory in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The law s claims to reason provided a growing citizenry that was beginning to establish its rights with an assurance of fairness and equity. Yet, an investigation of the rational discourse of the law reveals at its core the processes of emotion, and a study of literature that engages with the law exposes the potency of emotion in the practice and understanding of the law. Examining both legal and literary texts, the authors in this collection consider the emotion that infuses the law and find that feeling, sentiment and passion are integral to juridical thought as well as to specific legislation. -- Publisher description
2015 Faculty author: Ronald Knapp
The Gunks Shawangunk Mountains : ridge and valley towns through time
Authors: by Ronald G. Knapp and Michael Neil O Donnell.
Publisher: America Through Time : an imprint of Fonthill Media LLC [Charleston, SC]
The Shawangunk Mountains -- The Gunks -- are renowned for stunning landscapes on and off the ridge in a region that has remained a favorite destination for visitors since the middle of the nineteenth century. While the mountain elevations are not high -- nowhere exceeding 2,240 feet -- they present rugged topography with glistening grey-white escarpments, jumbled boulders at the base of cliffs, deep crevices, as well as precipitation-fed sky lakes. Arnold Guyot, the first Professor of Geology and Geography at Princeton University, remarked in 1887 that Few spots on our continent unite so much beauty of scenery, both grand and lovely, within so small a compass, to be enjoyed with so much ease, a sentiment echoed by many today. Framing the Gunks are the valleys of the Rondout Creek and the Wallkill River where one finds New Paltz, which lays claim to being one of the oldest towns in America because of the stone houses aligned along Huguenot Street, as well as quaint hamlets like Gardiner, Rosendale, Accord, High Falls, and Marbletown. For the most part, these are lively, even cosmopolitan places, a mixture of old families and newcomers, many of whom arrived as second-homers from new York City. -- Back cover.
2015 Faculty author: Chantal Larose
Data mining and predictive analytics
Authors: Daniel T. Larose, Chantal D. Larose.
Publisher: Wiley Hoboken, New Jersey
Learn methods of data analysis and their application to real-world data sets This updated second edition serves as an introduction to data mining methods and models, including association rules, clustering, neural networks, logistic regression, and multivariate analysis.
2014 Faculty author: Susan Lewis
The Power of Art
Authors: Richard Lewis, Susan I Lewis.
Publisher: Wadsworth, c2014 Boston, MA
Compelling, comprehensive, and accessible, Lewis and Lewis s The Power of Art, 3rd Edition, features an exciting new layout and gorgeous images -- all designed to connect with today s student. Instructors and students continue to praise the engaging, conversational writing style that makes it easier for students to both understand and enjoy reading the material. The Power of Art delivers a brief, yet comprehensive survey, demonstrating that art is everywhere and relevant to all students -- no matter what their majors happen to be. The text incorporates global material throughout to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Art News boxes present real events that connect art to students lives. In addition to excellent art history coverage, The Power of Art features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. Digital resources that accompany the book make it easier for students to learn and study the material. The set includes image flashcards, Foundations Interactive Modules, videos, quizzes, an interactive book, and more. With the best price in the market, The Power of Art delivers unrivaled value for instructors and students alike. -- Publisher s description.
2016 Faculty author: Douglas Maynard
Humanitarian work psychology and the global development agenda : case studies and interventions
Authors: edited by Ishbel McWha-Hermann, Douglas C. Maynard and Mary O Neill Berry.
Publisher: Routledge Hove, East Sussex ; New York, NY
The book illustrates the important contributions humanitarian work psychology can make to enhancing human welfare. The case studies provide concrete examples of meaningful applications in a wide variety of international settings. Highly recommended for I-O psychologists who want to have a positive impact on global development efforts.' - Virginia E. Schein, Department of Management, Gettysburg College, USA. 'This inspirational book represents the coming of age of a crucial field in the global policy area, offers excellent applications and cases contributing to the Millennium Development Goals, and provides insightful analysis of psychosocial processes in work and humanitarian organizations. I look forward to discussing the book with my students, who are eager to discover new challenging territories for our discipline. - Jose M. Peiro, Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain
2014 Faculty author: Lauren Meeker
Singing sentiment
Authors: presented by Berkeley Media produced by Lauren Meeker.
Publisher: Berkeley Media Berkeley, California
This beautifully evocative portrait documents the life and activities of elderly quan ho folk singer, Nguyen Thi Ban, in Diem Village, Bac Ninh Province, northern Vietnam. As Ba Ban grandmother Ban recounts her life story, it becomes clear how closely her life is intertwined with her love of the music, indicating the intimate connection between quan ho folksong and the rhythms of village life. Skillfully weaving together interview material and footage of everyday life, folk song gatherings, and village rituals shot over several years, the film reveals how quan ho singing is a powerful medium for sharing sentiment and for exchanging feelings of love, respect, and humility. The even, slow tempo of the village quan ho singing, the narrow pitch range, and the controlled body language of the singers all belie the intensity of emotions generated through singing partnerships that are cultivated over long periods of time. Adherence to the rules of exchange in the genre is, for these singers, an expression of sentiment feeling, emotion . Sentiment is not demonstrated openly through words of affection but rather through song and behavior. The strong sentiments created through singing come out strongly in Ba Ban s explanations of her participation in quan ho activities, how she learned to sing, and how she balanced her love of the music with her work and family obligations. -- Berkeley Media Website.
2014 Faculty author: David Nightingale
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David Nightingale
A kitchen course in electricity and magnetism
Authors: David Nightingale, Christopher Spencer.
Publisher: Springer New York
This accessible book explores basic terms and concepts of electricity while showing how to make a battery, detect static electricity and build a basic current meter, all using common kitchen items. Includes color illustrations, historical stories and more.
2014 Faculty author: Corinne Nyquist
Resource sharing today : a practical guide to interlibrary loan, consortial circulation, and global cooperation
Authors: Corinne Nyquist.
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Lanham
Budget constraints challenge collection development in unprecedented ways. Collection development has increasingly become a cooperative effort among libraries in geographic proximity. When their own library doesn t have certain books or journals, users turn to interlibrary loan to obtain the resources they need. However, many library science degree programs don t cover interlibrary loan. Resource Sharing Today is a practical guide to resource sharing starting with the library across town and ending with libraries on the other side of the globe. Chapters cover everything from the ALA s interlibrary loan form to successful innovations such as Virginia Tech s ILLiad to New York s IDS Information Delivery Service . Appendices include regional, state, national, and international ILL codes, ALA and IFLA forms, open access agreements, and purchase on demand plans. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Brian Obach
Organic struggle : the movement for sustainable agriculture in the United States
Authors: Brian K. Obach.
Publisher: The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England
In the early 1970s, organic farming was an obscure agricultural practice, associated with the counterculture rather than commerce. Today, organic agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry; organic food can be found on the shelves of every supermarket in America. In Organic Struggle, Brian Obach examines the evolution of the organic movement in the United States, a movement that seeks to transform our system of agriculture and how we think about food. Obach analyzes why the organic movement developed as it did and evaluates its achievements and shortcomings. He identifies how divergent interests within the diverse organic coalition created vulnerabilities for the movement. In particular, he examines the ideological divide between those he calls the spreaders, who welcome the wider market for organic food and want to work with both government and agribusiness, and the more purist tillers, who see organic practices as part of a broader social transformation that will take place outside existing institutions. Obach argues that the movement s changing relationship with governmental institutions is crucial to understanding the trajectory of the organic sector. The government-run National Organic Program fostered dramatic growth and deep corporate penetration of the organic market. While many activists were disillusioned by changes in the organic industry that came with corporate and government involvement, Obach sees a failure in the essential market- based strategy adopted by the movement early in its history. He argues for a refocus on policy efforts that can reshape the agricultural system as a whole. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Amy Papaelias
Critical making : design and the digital humanities
Authors: Jessica Barness, Amy Papaelias, guest editors.
Publisher: University of Cincinnati, School of Design Cincinnati, OH
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2015 Faculty author: Lisa Phillips
Unrequited : women and romantic obsession
Authors: Lisa A. Phillips
Publisher: HarperCollins New York
The summer Lisa A. Phillips turned thirty, she fell in love with someone who didn t return her feelings. She soon became obsessed. She followed him around, called him compulsively, and talked about him endlessly. One desperate morning, after she snuck into his apartment building, he picked up a baseball bat to protect himself and began to dial 911. Her unrequited love had changed her from a sane, conscientious college teacher and radio reporter into someone she barely recognized - someone who was taking her yearning much too far. In Unrequited, Phillips explores the tremendous force of obsessive love in women s lives. She argues that it needs to be understood, respected, and channeled for personal growth - yet it also has the potential to go terribly awry. Interweaving her own story with frank interviews and in-depth research in science, psychology, cultural history, and literature, Phillips describes how romantic obsession takes root, grows, and strongly influences our thoughts and behaviors. As she illuminates this mysterious psychological experience, placing it in a rich and nuanced context, she offers compelling insights to help any woman who has experienced unrequited obsessive love and been mystified and troubled by its grip. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Jonathan Raskin
Studies in meaning 5 : perturbing the status quo in constructivist psychology
Authors: edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges, and Jack S. Kahn.
Publisher: Pace University Press New York
Is constructivist psychology still relevant? Was it ever? Is it merely an obtuse cluster of theories bogged down in obscure epistemological debates of little to no relevance for most people? Why is it that constructivism is so often referenced in the clinical literature, yet organizationally it counts only a small number of people among its identifiable adherents and struggles to sustain itself as a coherent movement within the field? This volume takes up these issues by having prominent constructivist theorists put aside the usual topics of their scholarship and instead directly grapple with the very questions posed above. Borrowing the language of radical constructivism, the resulting contributions are intended to perturb the status quo and get constructivists and non-constructivists alike thinking about constructivism s past, future, strengths, weaknesses, and overall utility. -- Publisher s description.
2014 Faculty author: Louis Roper
The worlds of the seventeenth-century Hudson Valley
Authors: edited by Jaap Jacobs and L.H. Roper
Publisher: State University of New York Press Albany
This book provides an in-depth introduction to the issues involved in the expansion of European interests to the Hudson River Valley, the cultural interaction that took place there, and the colonization of the region. Written in accessible language by leading scholars, these essays incorporate the latest historical insights as they explore the new world in which American Indians and Europeans interacted, the settlement of the Dutch colony that ensued from the exploration of the Hudson River, and the development of imperial and other networks which came to incorporate the Hudson Valley. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Amelia Rose
The straw that broke the camel s back
Authors: by Amelia Rose; illustrated by Matthew Maley.
Publisher: Archway Publishing Bloomington, Indiana
Charley is a camel with a heart of gold. He loves balancing Zanna the Zebra s xylophone on his back when she has a recital, acting as a hurdle for Robby the Roadrunner during gym class, and carrying books for Poppy the Porcupine. Because he is so strong and kindhearted, Charley s friends always look to him for help. Charley doesn t mind. He just wants to fit in with others. In this colorful and charming children s tale, a little camel with a big heart learns a valuable lesson about the power of give and take, and what happens when he takes on more than he can handle. -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: James Schiffer
Twelfth night : new critical essays
Authors: edited by James Schiffer.
Publisher: Routledge Abingdon, Oxon
Offers a range of approaches to Twelfth Night, including its critical reception, performance history, and relation to early modern culture. This book provides introduction that surveys the play's critical reception and performance history, while individual essays explore a variety of topics relevant to a full appreciation of the play.
2014 Faculty author: Nancy Schniedewind
Open minds to equality : a sourcebook of learning activities to affirm diversity and promote equity
Authors: Nancy Schniedewind, State University of New York at New Paltz, Ellen Davidson, Simmons College
Publisher: Rethinking Schools Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This is an educator s sourcebook of activities to help students understand and change inequalities based on race, gender, class, age, language, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and religion. The activities also promote respect for diversity and interpersonal equality among students, fostering a classroom that is participatory, cooperative, and democratic. An essential resource for teachers, leaders in professional development, and curriculum specialists. Features of the book include ready-to-implement learning activities in both traditional and interdisciplinary curriculum areas; and inclusive framework for thinking about diversity and responding practically to various forms of difference in classrooms; a variety of lesson styles including role plays, case studies, dilemma stories, cooperative learning activities, interviews, data analysis, and creative and expository writing.
2015 Faculty author: June Trop Zuckerman
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June Trop Zuckerman
The deadliest hate
Authors: by June Trop.
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books Memphis, TN
A secret alchemical recipe to transmute copper into gold surfaces in first-century Caesarea. As soon as Miriam sets out to trace the leak, Judean terrorists target her for assassination. Eluding the assassins while protecting a secret of her own, she discovers that she herself is responsible for the leak. Moreover she is powerless to stop its spread throughout the Empire and beyond. But who is really trying to kill Miriam? Is it a case of mistaken identity, or is her late-fiance s ex-scribe, now an assistant to the Prefect of Judea, seeking to avenge an old grudge? Or is her heartthrob s half-brother, a Judean patriot who inherited his mother s mania, afraid Miriam knows too much? And how did the recipe find its way from Alexandria to Caesarea anyway? -- Publisher s description
2014 Faculty author: Eve Tuck
Youth resistance research and theories of change
Authors: edited by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group New York
Youth resistance has become a pressing global phenomenon, to which many educators and researchers have looked for inspiration and/or with chagrin. Although the topic of much discussion and debate, it remains dramatically under-theorized, particularly in terms of theories of change. Resistance has been a prominent concern of educational research for several decades, yet understandings of youth resistance frequently lack complexity, often seize upon convenient examples to confirm entrenched ideas about social change, and overly regulate what counts as progress. As this comprehensive volume illustrates, understanding and researching youth resistance requires much more than a one-dimensional theory. Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change provides readers with new ways to see and engage youth resistance to educational injustices. This volume features interviews with prominent theorists, including Signithia Fordham, James C. Scott, Michelle Fine, Robin D.G. Kelley, Gerald Vizenor, and Pedro Noguera, reflecting on their own work in light of contemporary uprisings, neoliberal crises, and the impact of new technologies globally. Chapters presenting new studies in youth resistance exemplify approaches which move beyond calcified theories of resistance. Essays on needed interventions to youth resistance research provide guidance for further study. As a whole, this rich volume challenges current thinking on resistance, and extends new trajectories for research, collaboration, and justice -- Publisher s description.
2015 Faculty author: Robert Waugh
The bloody tugboat and other witcheries
Authors: by Robert H. Waugh.
Publisher: Hippocampus Press New York, NY
Robert H. Waugh, a leading critic and scholar of weird, fantasy, and science fiction, has in the past decade quietly demonstrated his skill as a weird fictionist of luminous prose and powerful supernatural concepts. This first collection of his tales exhibits the wide range of his talents, containing such gems as The Hot Tub Horror, telling of the bizarreries a man finds in a jacuzzi; Yet Here s a Spot, where anomalous and ever-moving spots appear on a man s body; Mr. Hoffman s Cat, about a mysterious feline and its even more mysterious owner; Playing with Fire, a story of psychological aberration about a pyromaniac; and the title story, a riveting tale of sea horror. Waugh is particularly adept at evoking the terror inherent in towns weighted down by centuries of tradition as in The Churches on the Hill, evoking the strangeness of the upstate New York town of New Paltz, where Waugh long resided , and he is just as skilled at fusing horror and pathos, as in the plangent narratives The Wind of His Passing and The Violinist. In all the twenty-five stories in this volume, we find a sensitivity to fine shades of human emotion, a deftness in introducing the supernatural into a mundane setting, and a supple, richly textured prose that bespeak a literary craftsman of the highest order. But Waugh never forgets that weirdness lies at the heart of the weird tale. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Alice Wexler
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Alice Wexler
Autism in a decentered world
Authors: by Alice Wexler.
Publisher: Routledge New York
Autistic people are empirically and scientifically generalized as living in a fragmented, alternate reality, without a coherent continuous self. In Part I, this book presents recent neuropsychological research and its implications for existing theories of autism, selfhood, and identity, challenging common assumptions about the formation and structure of the autistic self and autisms relationship to neurotypicality. Through several case studies in Part II, the book explores the ways in which artists diagnosed with autism have constructed their identities through participation within art communities and cultures, and how the concept of self as story can be utilized to better understand the neurological differences between autism and typical cognition. -- Publisher s website
2014 Faculty author: Michelle Woods
Kafka translated : how translators have shaped our reading of Kafka
Authors: Michelle Woods.
Publisher: Bloomsbury New York
Kafka Translated is the first book to look at the issue of translation and Kafka s work. What effect do the translations have on how we read Kafka? Are our interpretations of Kafka influenced by the translators interpretations? In what ways has Kafka been translated into Anglo-American culture by popular culture and by academics? Michelle Woods investigates issues central to the burgeoning field of translation studies: the notion of cultural untranslatability; the centrality of female translators in literary history; and the under-representation of the influence of the translator as interpreter of literary texts. She specifically focuses on the role of two of Kafka s first translators, Milena Jesenská and Willa Muir, as well as two contemporary translators, Mark Harman and Michael Hofmann, and how their work might allow us to reassess reading Kafka. From here Woods opens up the whole process of translation and re-examines accepted and prevailing interpretations of Kafka s work. -- Publisher s description
2014 Faculty authors: Jason Wrench & Joan Schuman & Donna Flayhan
2014 Faculty authors: Jason Wrench & Joan Schuman & Donna Flayhan
Casing public relations
Authors: edited by Jason S. Wrench, Joan Schuman, and Donna Flayhan.
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company Dubuque, Iowa
Provide your students with a reasoning process that leads to good decision making in the fast paced world of public relations....Students engaged in case analysis learn to think, analyze, react and evaluate so that they develop transferable critical, analytical, problem focused skills that can be used in all workplace settings and life in general. The process enables students to apply theories and concepts that they are learning in an immediately applicable fashion. This maximizes retention. Casing Public Relations features more than thirty intriguing fictional case study scenarios that all levels of decision makers in our media and social media saturated world may face. Casing Public Relations: Is an invaluable supplementary book for in-person or online undergraduate/entry level graduate public relations and communication courses; Uses the safe distance case method of study to analyze scenarios. This approach to teaching and learning is most notably used in the legendary Harvard Law School; Brings issues to life by featuring case studies written by a diverse collection of public relations scholars and practitioners; Does not limit the reader with potential solutions and best solutions to a problem. This enables a class to apply the concepts of a PR course to the case itself and come up with a decision on their own. -- Publisher s description.
2014 Faculty authors: Jason Wrench & Maryalice Citera
2014 Faculty authors: Jason Wrench & Maryalice Citera
Training and development : the intersection of communication and talent development in the ... modern workplace.
Authors: Jason Wrench, Danette Jorinson, Maryalice Citera
Publisher: Kendall Hunt [Place of publication not identified]
Training and Development: The Intersection of Communication and Talent Development in the Modern Workplace highlights the amazing world of training and development (T&D) while exploring the two basic factors (training and performance improvement) related to it. Written by a unique combination of authors with education, communication and industrial/organizational psychology backgrounds, Training and Development is an informative, scholarly, and practical publication for undergraduate courses and professional use.
2015 Faculty author: Jason Wrench
Organizational communication : theory, research, and practice
Authors: by Jason S. Wrench, Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, and Mark Ward Sr.
Publisher: Flat World Knowledge, Inc. Washington, D.C.
As a result of globalization, the need for people skilled in international business has become a necessity, and effective communication is one of the most important parts of globalization. Ultimately, understanding organizational communication is necessary for all organizations. In Organizational Communication: Theory, Research, and Practice, the goal was to examine the intersection among organizational communication as an actual practice, the theoretical basis within the field of organizational communication, and the wealth of research related to organizational communication both within the field of communication studies but also within closely related fields like industrial psychology, talent development, organizational behavior, etc.. -- Publisher s website.
2016 Faculty author: Jason Wrench
Casing sport communication
Authors: edited by Diana L. Tucker and Jason S. Wrench.
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Dubuque, Iowa
Casing Sport Communication applies the proven concept of active learning to undergraduate and entry-level graduate courses in sport communication. Students engaged in case analysis learn to think, analyze, react, and evaluate so that they develop transferable critical, analytical, problem-focused skills that they can transfer to other situations in workplace settings and in life in general. -- Publisher s description
2016 Faculty author: Jason Wrench
Quantitative research methods for communication : a hands-on approach
Authors: Jason S. Wrench, State University of New York at New Paltz ; Candice Thomas-Maddox, Ohio University, Lancaster ; Virginia Peck Richmond, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; James C. McCroskey, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Oxford ; New York
Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging guide to quantitative research. Drawing on their extensive research and teaching experience, the authors encourage students to take an active, hands-on role in the learning process. After giving students the tools they need to locate, conduct, collect, and present their research, the text provides them with the opportunity to immediately apply these skills in research scenarios. -- Publisher s description
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