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April 3, 2014

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.

Jennifer Altieri
Contents Counts! Developing Disciplinary Literacy Skills, K-6
Literacy + Math = Creative Connections in the Elementary Classroom
Powerful Content Connections: Nurturing Readers, Writers, and Thinkers in Grades K-3

Paul Barchitta
A Salesman Walks into a Classroom…The Art of Sales Meets the Science of Selling

Edward Beckenstein
Proceedings: Fourth Dr. George Bachman Memorial Conference

Lee Ann Brown
Crowns of Charlotte
Far From the Centers of Ambition: CONFLUENCE

Natalie P. Byfield
Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story

Frank J. Coppa
The Life & Pontificate of Pope Pius XII: Between History & Controversy

Christopher Denny
Empowering the People of God: Catholic Action before and after Vatican II

Raymond DiGiuseppe
A Practitioner’s Guide to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Caroline Fuchs
The Global Librarian

Donna Geffner
Auditory Processing Disorders
Navi-Gator: A Picture-Mapping Program for Parents and Children

Anne Ellen Geller
Working with Faculty Writers

Louis Gesualdi
The Bad Things You Have Heard about Italian American Are Wrong: Essays on Popular Prejudice
A Peacemaking Approach to Criminology: A Collection of Writings

Beverly Green
Psychological Health of Women of Color: Intersections, Challenges, and Opportunities
Psychologists’ Desk Reference

Smita Guha
Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders

Michael Henry
The Loss and Recovery of Truth: Selected Writings of Gerhart Niemeyer

Neil Jespersen
Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter
Study Guide for Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter
AP Chemistry

Judith McVarish
Teacher Educators Rethink Self-Assessment in Higher Education

Steve Mentz
The Age of Thomas Nashe: Texts, Bodies and Trespasses of Authorship in Early Modern England

Jay Nathan
Kazakhstan’s New Economy: Nomads and Eagle Hunters Meet Modern Management Tools and Technologies

William Nester
The Age of Jackson and the Art of American Power, 1815-1848
The Jeffersonian Vision, 1801-1815: The Art of American Power During the Early Republic

Jeffrey Nevid
Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity
Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment and Growth
Psychology: Concepts and Applications
Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World (with Beverly Greene)

Mikhail I. Ostrovskii
Metric Embeddings

Susie J. Pak
Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J.P. Morgan

Nicole Rice
Middle English Religious Writing in Practice: Texts, Readers and Transformations

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

Judith A. Ryder
Girls & Violence: Tracing the Roots of Criminal Behavior

Susan Schmidt Horning
Chasing Sound: Technology, Culture, & the Art of Studio Recording from Edison to the LP

Aaris Sherin
The Graphic Design Reference + Specification Book
Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management

Charles Wankel
Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Social Change

Michael Wolfe and Robert Fanuzzi
Recovering 9/11 in New York