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April 2, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Institute for Writing Studies, the University Libraries, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and of course my office, we welcome you to the annual St. John’s University Faculty Book Reception. We congratulate our faculty authors, editors and co-editors who have published within the past year. Their work gives clear evidence to their pursuit of scholarship.

Our faculty continues the University’s commitment to academic excellence through their writing. Their knowledge, research and expertise are evident in their scholarly work. Their publications provide a further academic challenge to the students whom they teach. They exemplify that they aim not only to be “excellent professionals with an ability to analyze and articulate clearly what is, but also to develop the ethics and aesthetic values to imagine what might be,” as noted in the University’s Mission Statement. The work of our faculty authors helps to accomplish this.

Teaching and academic excellence work together to provide our students with the challenges they need to “excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving global community,” as expressed in our Vision Statement. The scholarly publications of our faculty help students to achieve this goal.

St. John’s University Faculty community has among its members a growing number of writers, researchers and dedicated scholars whose work enhances the learning environment and has brought honor to themselves as well as the University. Today, we congratulate our faculty authors for their accomplishments. 

Julia A. Upton, R.S.M., Ph.D.


Howard Abadinsky
Drug Use and Abuse: A Comphrensive Introduction
Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice

Brett Elizabeth Blake
Becoming a Teacher, Using Narrative As Reflective Practice: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Barrett Brenton
HIV/AIDS and Food Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Solutions

Northrup Buechner
Objective Economics: How Ayn Rand's Philosophy Changes Everything About Economics

William F. Byrne
Edmund Burke for Our Time: Moral Imagination, Meaning, and Politics

Elaine Carey
Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives on Contraband and Vice in North America's Borderlands

Frank Coppa
The Policies and Politics of Pope Pius XII: Between Diplomacy and Morality

Michael Dempsey
Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology

Christopher Denny
Finding Salvation in Christ: Essays on Christology and Soteriology in Honor of William P. Loewe

Judith Desena
The World in Brooklyn: Gentrification, Immigration, and Ethnic Politics in a Global City

Raymond DiGiuseppe
Anger Regulation and Expression Scale

Robert Finkel
Concise Introduction to Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics
Physics Lectures

Dawn Flanagan
Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues
Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification

Robert Forman
Aeneid (Critical Insights Series)

Beverly Greene
A Minyan of Women: Family Dynamics, Jewish Identity and Psychotherapy Practice

Lucy T. Heckman
How to Find Business Information: A Guide for Businesspeople, Investors, and Researchers

John Hogan
Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

Michael Hostetler
Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide

Mary Ann Howland
Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies

Paula Kay Lazrus
All the King's Horses: Essays on the Impact of Looting and the Illicit Antiquities Trade on Our Knowledge of the Past

Stephen Paul Miller
There's Only One God And You're Not It

John H. McKenna, C.M.
Become What You Have Receive: A Systematic Study of the Eucharist

William Nester
From Mountain Man to Millionaire: The 'Bold and Dashing Life' of Robert Campbell
Haunted Victory: The American Crusade to Destroy Saddam and Impose Democracy in Iraq
Napoleon and the Art of Diplomacy: How War and Hubris Determined the Rise and Fall of the French Empire
The Revolutionary Years, 1775-1789: The Art of American Power During the Early Republic

Jeffrey S. Nevid
Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications

Mary Noe
IEP Workshop: Building Teacher-Parent Partnerships

Derek Owens
Memory's Wake

Jane Paley
Hooper Finds a Family: A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale

Alejandro Quintana
Maximino Avila Camacho and the One-Party State: The Taming of Caudillismo and Caciquismo in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
Pancho Villa: A Biography

Douglas Rasmussen
Normas da Liberdade: uma base perfeccionista para uma politi politica nao-perfeccionista, traducao Viviane Moreira (Portuguese translation of Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics)
Reality, Reason, and Rights: Essays in Honor of Tibor R. Machan

Jean-Pierre Ruiz
Reading from the Edges: The Bible and People on the Move

Florence Russo
Dante's Search for the Golden Age

Ales Vancura
Transcriptional Regulation: Methods and Protocols

Charles Wankel
Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education
Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives
Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Managment Education
Management Education for Integrity: Ethically Education Tomorrow's Business Leaders
Misbehavior Online in Higher Education
Streaming Media Delivery in Higher Education: Methods and Outcomes
Transforming Virtual World Learning