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April 15, 2010 

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Institute for Writing Studies, and the University Libraries, in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning, we welcome you to the annual St. John’s University faculty book reception. These books, published since March 2009, are a testament to the exciting creativity of our University faculty and their dedication to scholarly inquiry.

Faculty scholarship is the intellectual core of our institution. Our mission statement opens by emphasizing a commitment to scholarly research, imaginative methodology, rigorous standards and the innovative application of knowledge. All of these are evident in the books published by our exceptional faculty.

The work of teaching is directly connected to scholarship; innovative research spills back into the classroom and our students further inspire us to pursue the challenging work of scholarly engagement. Such a commitment is evident throughout the University as this year’s authors range from faculty teaching in the core to those working with graduate students.

Ours is a thriving community of active authors and scholars who work throughout the year to bring the vision of their research to students, colleagues and the wider public. Today we honor the accomplishments of these dedicated faculty members.    

Anne Ellen Geller
Director, Writing Across the Curriculum


Frank A. Barile
Clicical Toxicology: Principles and Mechanisms

Edward Beckenstein
co-editor, Charles Traina
2nd Annual conference proceedings dedicated to George Bachman

Gaetano Cipolla, trans.
A Gallery of Sly and Rustic Tales
Malidittu la laigua/Damned Language

Fred P. Cocozzelli
War and Social Welfare: Reconstruction after Conflict

Harry C. Denny
Facing the Center: Toward an Identity Politics of One-to-One Mentoring

Judith DeSena
Gentrification and Inequality in Brooklyn: The New Kids on the Block

Marie-Lise Gazarian
Entre Rascacielos, Volume 16, April 2009 and Volume 17, December 2009

Marie I. George
Stewardship of Creation

Neil Jespersen
AP Chemistry

Jeffrey C. Kinkley, trans.
Border Town

Rev. Robert E. Lauder
Love & Hope: Pope Benedict's Spirituality of Communion

P.L. Madan
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

Sharon Marshall
Water Child

Steve Mentz
At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean

Stephen Paul Miller
Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture

Paul D. Molnar
Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity

Melissa M. Mowry
Roxana by Daniel Defoe

Jeff S. Nevid
Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment and Growth

Nicole R. Rice
Lay Piety and Religious Discipline in Middle English Literature

Nerina Rustomji
The Garden and the Fire: Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture

Robert R. Tomes
New York City: A Brief History

Julia A. Upton, R.S.M.
Worship in Spirit and Truth: The Life and Legacy of H.A. Reinhold

Lara Vapnek
Breadwinners: Working Women & Economic Independence, 1865-1920

Charles Wankel
Being and Becoming a Management Education Scholar
Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds
Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World, Vol. 1-4
Higher Education in Virtual Worlds: Teaching and Learning in Second Life
Management Education for Global Sustainability