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April 8, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to welcome you, on behalf of the Institute for Writing Studies, the University Libraries, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Office of the Provost, 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 of noteworthy scholarly achievements.

We are proud that our faculty continues to support the University’s commitment to academic excellence through their research and writing and are pleased to gather together to celebrate the publication of their scholarly work. These publications demonstrate 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 our University to fulfill this objective.

Teaching and academic excellence work together to contribute to a teaching and learning environment that challenges our students 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.

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


Robert A. Mangione, Ed.D.


Frank A. Barile
Principles of Toxicology Testing

Frank R. Brady

Lee Ann Brown
Bagatelles for Cornell
In the Laurels, Caught

John DiMarco
Career Power Skills: the simple guide to researching careers and creating your resume, cover letter, print portfolio, e-portfolio, and online Web portfolio

Louis Gesualdi
The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Writings

Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan
Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies

Diane J. Heith
The Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation
Presidents and the American Presidency

Rachel Hollander
Narrative Hospitality in Late Victorian Fiction: Novel Ethics

Yuri Lev Hrynyszyn
Brick City-The 21st Century Rebirth of Newark, New Jersey

Chaman L. Jain
Fundamentals of Demand Planning and Forecasting

Neil D. Jespersen
AP Chemistry

David P. Kaspar
Intuitionism: Continuum Ethics

David W. Kearn, Jr.
Facing the Missile Challenge: U.S. Strategy and the Future of the INF Treaty

Thomas M. Kitts
Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival

Felix I. Lessambo
The International Banking System: Capital Adequacy, Core Business and Risk Manangement

Kathleen Lubey
Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660-1760

William R. Nester
George Rodgers Clark: "I Glory in War"
The Hamiltonian Vision, 1789-1800: The Art of American Power During the Early Republic
Hearts, Minds, and Hydras: Fighting Terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, America, and Beyond: Dilemmas and Lessons

Raymond S. Ochs

Jon L. Peacock
Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America

Robert Pecorella
Governing New York State

Alice M. Ramos
Dynamic Transcententals: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty from a Thomistic Perspective

Jean-Pierre M. Ruiz
The Word of God and Latino Catholics: The Teachings of the Road to Emmaus
La Palabra de Dios y los católicos latinos: las lecciones del camino a Emaús

Annalisa Sacca
Gli Occhi di mia madre

Aaris Sherin
Design Elements: Color Fundamentals

William Torgerson

Christine L. Utz
Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America

Charles Wankel
Engaging the Avatar: New Frontiers in Immersive Education
Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Classroom Technologies: Classroom Response Systems and Mediated Discourse Technologies
Increading Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies
Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Activities: Wikis, Blogs and WebQuests
Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation
Managing Climate Change Business Risks and Consequences

Katie Yates
poem for the house