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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.

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Faculty Authors

The scholarly work of our Faculty Authors has a major impact on the development of St. John’s University’s mission statement of “empowering diverse learners with quality education for life.” The scholarly work of our authors helps to do that.

These pages highlight books published by University faculty and are listed alphabetically according to the author’s last name. As new books are published, full-time faculty are invited to submit publication information for inclusion by filling out the Faculty Authors Book Submission Form.

Howard Abadinsky, Ph.D.

College of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

Drugs: An Introduction, 5th Edition

This revised textbook examines the history and aspects of drug abuse: biological, psychological, sociological, as well as the business of illegal drugs and drug law enforcement. The goal of the book is to prepare students to critically analyze drug policy.


Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice, 9th Edition

This ninth edition of the leading textbook on this topic examines the role of probation and parole as critical segments of American criminal justice. The text integrates theory with practice and provides cutting-edge insight into the field through extensive research and the author’s 15-year career as a New York State parole officer.

 Organized Crime, 9th Edition 

Explores the problem of defining organized crime, offers explanations for its existence, details the development of organized crime in America, explores the globalization of organized crime, covers the wide array of activities that are part of the business of criminal organizations, and discusses and analyzes the laws and techniques used to combat organized crime.
 Coauthor: L. Thomas Winfree

Understanding Crime: Essentials of Criminological Theory, 3rd Edition 

An examination of the often complex and bewildering explanations for crime; relationships between human nature, government, and public policy; the nature of crime and laws; and the origins of crime theories.

Probation and Parole, Theory and Practice, 11th Edition 

Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive description and analysis of corrections in the community. Against a backdrop of severe budgetary limitations and the expanding cost of imprisonment is the conflict between the need to maximize community safety while controlling the costs associated with building and operating prisons.


Drug Use and Abuse, 7th Edition 

An interdisciplinary survey of all aspects of drug and alcohol use that draws from the disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice.



Dohra Ahmad, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Rotten English: A Literary Anthology

The first-ever anthology of fiction and poetry in non-standard English. Based on a course first taught at St. John’s in 2004, Rotten English features creole, patois, pidgin and slang literature from around the English-speaking world.



Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America traces the utopian elements in anti-colonial discourse of the early 20th century. During this understudied but critical period, the intellectuals of the colonized world carried out the heady work of imagining independent states, often from a position of exile. Faced with that daunting task, many of them composed literary texts — novels, poems, contemplative essays — in order to conceptualize the new societies they sought.



George Ansalone, Ed.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology/Anthropology

Exploring Unequal Achievement in the Schools: The Social Construction of Failure

This book explores the role played by families and schools in underachievement. It employs a social constructionist approach in considering how ascribed characteristics (race, gender, class) intersect with the daily interactions of students in classrooms and with the educational practices and structures within schools (tracking, testing and teacher expectations) to play an exacting role in the construction of academic success or failure.


Dolores L. Augustine, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

Red Prometheus: Engineering and Dictatorship in East Germany, 1945-1990

In Cold War-era East Germany, the German tradition of science-based technology merged with a socialist system that made technological progress central to its ideology. Technology became an important part of East German socialist identity — crucial to how Communists saw their system and how citizens saw their state. Drawing on newly opened archives and extensive interviews, including illustrations and photographs that have never been published, Augustine looks at individual scientists’ interactions with the East German system, examining the effectiveness of their resistance against the party’s totalitarian impulses.



Joan Ball, Ph.D.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Marketing

Flirting with Faith: My Spiritual Journey from Atheism to a Faith-Filled Life

As a 37-year-old, highly skeptical, deeply rational woman, Joan had it all: loving family, extravagant home, a high-profile career, even personal contentment. So she was more surprised than anyone when she was relieved in an instant from what she refers to as the ''luxury of spiritual doubt'' and is compelled to realign her life around practices of faith - about which she was a novice. With an unexplainable desire to pursue whatever God had for her at whatever cost, she left her high-salary profession, sold her home and embarked on an unlikely adventure toward God.


Frank A. Barile, Ph.D.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Clinical Toxicology: Principles and Mechanisms

The book examines the complex interactions associated with clinical toxicological events as a result of therapeutic drug administration or deliberate or inadvertent chemical exposure. Special emphasis is placed on signs and symptoms of syndromes and pathology caused by chemical exposure and administration of clinical drugs. Source, pharmacological and toxicological mechanism of action, toxicokinetics, medicinal chemistry, clinical management of toxicity, and detection and identification of the drug or chemical in body fluids, are discussed.

 Principles of Toxicology Testing

Principles of Toxicology Testing juxtaposes the principles of animal toxicology testing with In vitro alternative methods to highlight the importance of each for determining the significance and relevance of the other. Divided into three sections, the book begins with the fundamentals of toxicology, toxicokinetics and human risk assessment and emphasizes universal applications of the field as a science. Focusing on study design, the second section details toxicology testing in animals and describes acute, subchronic and chronic studies. Section 3 presents the advantages and disadvantages of In vitro alternative testing such as cellular methods for acute systemic toxicity, target organ toxicity and local toxicity.

Clinical Toxicology: Principles and Mechanisms, 2nd Edition

The second edition of Clinical Toxicology: Principles and Mechanisms highlights new and updated approaches to treatment modalities for toxic exposure while maintaining the understanding of the mechanisms of toxicity, medicinal chemistry and toxicokinetics.



John Barrett, J.D.

School of Law

That Man: An Insider’s Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Robert H. Jackson

Robert H. Jackson was one of the giants of the Roosevelt era: an Attorney General, a  still revered Supreme Court Justice and, not least important, one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s close friends and advisers. His intimate memoir of FDR, written in the early 1950s before Jackson’s untimely death, has remained unpublished for 50 years. Here is that newly discovered memoir.


Nancy J. Becker, Ed.D. and Elizabeth B. Pollicino
with Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Library and Information Science

Challenges in Librarianship: A Casebook for Educators and Professionals

This compilation of cases is designed to support the deeper integration of the case method in library and information science education and professional development. Beginning chapters present a rationale for the case method and show how to use cases as a tool for teaching and for professional development. A collection of 20 case studies on current challenges facing the profession follows.

Edward Beckenstein, Ph.D. (Ed.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science

Proceedings: Dr. George Bachman Memorial Conference

Dr. Bachman had 92 Ph.D. students at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now NYUPOLY due to merger). His students and colleagues will hold a conference each year at St. John’s honoring his memory. Papers will consist largely of mathematical research but also will have some papers on scientific work of value that is not mathematical by those who went into nonmathematical areas. This is an entire issue of a mathematical journal that will be published each year.

Second Annual conference proceedings dedicated to George Bachman

Papers delivered at a conference held at the NY campus of St. John’s University during the June 6, 2009, weekend. Papers delivered in math and, or science by students of George as well as people interested in his work. Papers were referred.

Coauthor: Lawrence Narici 

Topological Vector Spaces

The first edition was published by Marcel Dekker (New York) in 1985. This one updates the original and presents many new results available only in the literature before. As the subject began in the early 20th century, we can place the most important things in their historical context and discuss many of the people who first developed them. A non-technical description of the content is that it is the study of very curvy infinite-dimensional spaces.


Coeditor: Charles Traina
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science

Proceedings Second Dr. George Bachman Memorial Conference Indian Journal of Mathematics Allahabad

The book is dedicated to my thesis advisor who supervised 62 thesis students in a tremendous diversity of areas. George could advise a solid thesis in anything a student needed an advisor to supervise. His students decided to run a conference each year at St. John's Manhattan campus in his honor. Papers are diverse, refereed and selected for consideration by the organizers. Each issue is meant to include a core of papers on ''Functional Analysis.'' This was George's core area and the subject of his research and for many but far from all of his students.


Judith L. Beizer, Pharm.D.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Clinical Health Professions

with Todd P. Semla, Martin D. Higbee

Geriatric Dosage Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition

This book is designed to be a practical and convenient guide to the dosing and usage of medications in the geriatric population. As the percentage of the population over the age of 65 increases, most health care professionals will be faced with the challenge of knowing the appropriate use of medications in older adults. The objective in producing this handbook is to provide the reader with specific considerations when using medications in older adults. With each new edition, newly approved medications that are used in the geriatric population are added.



Ninah Beliavsky, Ph.D., Clyde Coreil, Robert Lake, Claudia Ferradas Moi, Monker Yadar, (Eds.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

Imagination, Cognition and Language Acquisition: A Unified Approach to Theory and Practice

At the end of 2007, New Jersey City University published Imagination, Cognition and Language Acquisition, an anthology that deals with the nature of imagination and its relationship to education. Dr. Clyde Coreil, Editor-in-Chief of this book, explains that “this book is closely related to Multiple Intelligences, Howard Gardner and New Methods of College Teaching, published by the University in 2003. St. John’s University is among a limited number of colleges and universities that were thought to have a keen interest in this topic.


Angela Belli, Ph.D., (Ed.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Ancient Greek Myths and Modern Drama: A Study in Continuity

The object of this study is to identify a neo-classical trend in contemporary drama, analyzing the fusion of timeless mythical images with modern means of interpretation. The book investigates the motives, which prompted modern dramatists to reinterpret the ancient legends, the methods used in creating new plays, and the ways in which the different treatments vary from their source and from one another.


Coeditor: Jack Coulehan

Blood and Bone: Poems by Physicians

This is an anthology of poems written by physicians. The poems represent the everyday drama of the experience of being a physician. The personal lives as well as the professional lives of the authors are open to view. There are stories and facts in this collection that have an impact on all readers..

 Primary Care: More Poems By Physicians

Primary Care: More Poems by Physicians is a second anthology of physician poems, international in scope, which proves that the poetry movement in medicine continues to flourish. One hundred poems in the collection explore medical practice, interpersonal relationships and the modern world. With immense and kind-hearted sympathy for and empathy with those who are suffering, the poets recognize that everyone’s life is diminished by the trauma of illness and death.

Bodies & Barriers: Dramas of Dis-Ease

Bodies & Barriers offers a collection of dramas written in our time that provide a dramatic perspective from which we view today’s vital health issues. With each play exploring a different medical crisis, the collection covers a range of issues common to a diverse population, regardless of gender or race. Included are works examining how individuals confront the challenges posed by physical disability, aging and terminal illness.







Richard F. Bernato, Ed.D.

School of Education, Administrative and Instructional Leadership

Futures Based Change Leadership :a Formula for Sustained Change Capacity (1st Ed.)

While it may be true that these times do try educators' souls who are beset with conflicting reform agendas and an impatience about school change success, The Futures Based Change Leadership: A Formula for Sustained Change Capacity, empowers leaders to use effective combinations of futuring, presencing, collaborative leadership skills, and systems' disciplines practices so that their schools will effectively leverage opportunities to realize the needs of their preferable futures.

Book Reviewers’ Comments:

Dr. Bernato's Futures Based Change Leadership book provides a uniquely integrated solution to empower and inform educational leaders who seek to create and sustain educational excellence in an ever changing world. The powerful algebraic model offered by FBCL = FP/ [(SD) + (U) + (CLP)] not only combines the insights of leading researchers in the fields of systems thinking, change theory, collaborative leadership, stakeholder engagement, and futuring, but also provides a conceptual framework for implementation supported by anecdotal case studies to dramatize the many issues of change leadership. (Edward Zero, former Superintendent of Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Director of the Long Island, New York’s State Education Department of Regional School Support Services)


Brett Elizabeth Blake, Ph.D., (Ed.)

The School of Education, Administrative and Instructional Leadership

with Rita Dunn

Teaching Every Child to Read: Practical Strategies for K–8 Educators

This book provides baby sitters, grannies, nannies and parents with a variety of engaging activities in which to involve young children, ages 3 – 7, to enable them to learn to read easily and enjoyably. The Preface explains that it is written for anyone who cares to help preschool and primary children learn to read. Although each chapter describes different strategies, none are readily available in any other collection for grandparents, moms and dads, nannies, older sisters or brothers or tutors. These activities are designed to engage youngsters in enjoyable play that gradually develops word recognition and literacy skills. Most primary youngsters will enjoy many of these games.


A Culture of Refusal: The Lives and Literacies of Out-of-School Adolescents

A Culture of Refusal is a unique attempt at representing a set of what William Ayers calls “multiplymarginalized” adolescents, situating the voices of migrant and incarcerated youth within out-of-school contexts—in the fields and the streets, ultimately, in the jails—where these youth live and develop their own cultures of refusal. By exploring and analyzing these environments, this book searches for the ways in which a pragmatic, pro-active response to societal and institutional racism and violence may be nurtured through the adolescents’ own lives and literacies.


Coauthor: Robert W. Blake, Jr. Ph.D., Towson University

The Literacy Primer

The Literacy Primer is devoted to the most recent topics in literacy studies, such as the meanings of literacy, the invention of alphabetic writing, a history of reading, the consequences of literacy and literacy for diverse learners. This book is written in a refreshingly straightforward style that is inviting to undergraduate students who might otherwise have difficulty learning about the subject.


Coauthor, Robert W. Blake, Jr. Ph.D., Towson University

Becoming a teacher: Using narrative as Reflective Practice. A Cross-disciplinary Approach

Becoming a teacher revisits the concept of Teacher Lore (Schubert and Ayers, 1992) by linking elements of narrative theory to aspects of teaching. In teaching, therefore, narrative not only can become a conceptual lens through which a discipline may be (re) constructed, but also serves as a reminder to those in education that the very mandates that control so much of our curricula, testing, and publishing can also be (re) constructed to reflect what we know is good teaching.


Patrick Blessinger, Ed.D.

School of Education, Administrative and Instructional Leadership

Coeditor: Barbara Cozza

University Partnerships for Pre-service and Teacher Development

This volume examines the diverse ways in which universities and colleges around the world are partnering and collaborating with other institutions to fulfill their missions and visions. University partnerships not only include collaborations between universities but also include university-school (basic education) collaborative partnerships to improve local school systems. The increasing pressures to remove access and participation barriers, and to mitigate practices that restrict the free flow of education across borders, have created a growing global space for educational services of all types. As a result, traditional institutional boundaries have expanded to better respond to the increasing pressures placed on them by the growing demand for higher education services. This edited volume will specifically explore university partnerships for preservice and teacher development.







Coeditor: Lorraine Stefani

Inclusive Leadership in Higher Education: International Perspectives and Approaches

This volume discusses how leadership is developed and implemented at all levels within higher education institutions to create more inclusive organizational cultures. This volume addresses forces and factors associated with organizational change while examining leadership theory, policy, practices, and challenges encountered in building more inclusive organizations. This important volume will provide a comparative perspective, highlighting common themes across a range of institutional and cultural contexts to help leaders promote an organizational mind-set and culture of inclusion and inclusiveness.


Coeditor: Barbara Cozza

University Partnerships for International Development

This volume examines the diverse ways universities and colleges around the world are partnering and collaborating with other institutions to fulfill their missions and visions. This edited volume will specifically explore university partnerships for international development.




University Partnerships for Academic Programs and Professional Development

This volume examines the diverse ways in which universities and colleges around the world are partnering and collaborating with other institutions to fulfill their missions and visions through academic program and professional development.


Creative Learning in Higher Education: International Perspectives and Approaches

This book provides higher education faculty and administrators a scholarly resource on the most salient aspects and emerging trends in creative learning in higher education today. International contributors explore ways to foster creativity in any student, regardless of academic discipline or demographic characteristics and demonstrate that creativity is a skill all students can and should learn. Chapters analyzes how different countries and cultures implement creative learning, exploring issues of instruction, assessment, and ultimately how these practices are transforming learning. This important book helps higher education professionals understand and cultivate creative learning across disciplines in any college and university setting.

Book Reviewer's Comments:

"Shouldn’t higher education focus on helping students to become complex thinkers armed with the skills necessary for success in a world defined by change? In the innovation era, perhaps the most valuable contribution the university experience can make is to promote student creativity."

-Gerald J. Pucchi, Chair and Professor, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State―The State University of New York

"This isn't a ‘light’ book on creativity in education it interrogates the status quo of education and offers reflective, practical, and theoretical approaches to subverting this with transformative creative teaching and learning. "
-Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice, Center for Learning and Teaching, The American University of Cairo

"This book provides a holistic picture and in depth analysis on how to nurture creativity in higher education. At a moment when the advancement of technology makes individual’s creativity the most important ingredient for a successful career, this book is an exceptional resource on creative learning for higher education professionals and policy makers."
-Stefan Popenici, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, University of Melbourne




Emerging Directions in Doctoral Education

This volume examines how universities and colleges around the world are developing innovative  ways to provide doctoral education, including new theories and models of doctoral education and the impact of changes in government and/or accreditation policy on practices in doctoral education. Specifically, this volume looks at the emerging trends in student selection practices, research topic selection, supervision practices, and dissertation review and approval process across a range of disciplines across different institutional types across different countries.




Coeditor: TJ Bliss

Open Education:International Perspectives in Higher Education

This insightful collection of essays explores the ways in which open education can
democratize access to education for all. It is a rich resource that offers both research and
case studies to relate the application of open technologies and approaches in education
settings around the world.

Book Reviewers’ Comments:
Open Education provides a great mix of research and authentic application of "open” in
education which is global in perspective. The contributions provide insightful evidence
that open education as ecosystem is on the tipping point of crossing the chasm from
sharing to learn to learning to share. This book is a must read for those who care about
more sustainable education futures showing that open is a viable pathway to realizing
education as a fundamental human right.
— Wayne Mackintosh, Founding Director of the OER Foundation and the OER Universitas

In a time of openness vs closure, collaboration vs competition, elitism vs democratization,
this volume presents a range of perspectives that make a strong case for open education in
both the developed and developing worlds. A recommended read for all those interested
in transforming higher education. This book is a rich resource that illuminates the
different dimensions of open education and its critical link to human rights. This delivers
a very important message: that open education is a powerful tool to throw open the ivory
towers and transform higher education in the 21st century.
— Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning

Sustainable Development Goal 4 (United Nations) enjoins us to ensure inclusive and
equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. While we
cannot rely on our current rigid and closed educational traditions to meet this goal, the
concepts of the open education movement provide some promise. The importance of this
book lies in its analysis of these concepts through the lens of the democratization of
— Jenny Glennie is the Executive Director of Saide (South African Institute for Distance Education)




Coauthor: Barbara Cozza

University Partnerships for Community and School System Development

This volume examines how universities and colleges around the world are developing innovative ways to provide doctoral education, including new theories and models of doctoral education and the impact of changes in government and/or accreditation policy on practices in doctoral education. Specifically, this volume looks at the emerging trends in student selection practices, research topic selection, supervision practices, and dissertation review and approval process across a range of disciplines across different institutional types across different countries.




Coauthor: Karen Head

Teaching as a Human Experience: An Anthology of Contemporary Poems

The poems in this collection deal with the real life-worlds of professors, instructors, lecturers, teachers, and others working in education. This volume covers contemporary teaching experiences in education, including the many roles that teachers play such as instructing, lecturing, mentoring, facilitating, coaching, guiding, and leading. This volume covers the manifold life experiences and perspectives of being and working as a teacher in education and the epiphanies experienced in that role.




Coauthor: John M. Carfora

Inquiry-Based Learning for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a learner-centered active learning environment where deep learning is cultivated by a process of inquiry owned by the learner. IBL begins with an authentic and contextualized problem scenario where learners identify their own issues and questions and the teacher serves as guide in the learning process. It encourages self-regulated learning because the responsibility is on learners to determine issues and research questions and the resources they need to address them. This way learning occurs across all learning domains. This volume covers many issues and concepts of how IBL can be applied to STEM programs. It serves as a conceptual and practical resource and guide for educators, offering practical examples of IBL in action and diverse strategies on how to implement IBL in different contexts.



Coauthor:  John M. Carfora

Inquiry-Based Learning for Multidisciplinary Programs: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a learner-centered, active learning environment where learning is cultivated by a process of inquiry owned by the learner. This volume covers the issues and concepts of how IBL can be applied to multidisciplinary programs. It serves as a conceptual and practical resource and guide for educators, offering practical examples of IBL in action and diverse strategies on how to implement it in different contexts.



Coauthor, John P. Anchan

Democratizing Higher Education: International Comparative Perspectives

This book examines the emerging trends taking place in higher education systems around the world, focusing on the most salient political and social forces that underlie these trends. Each chapter provides a case study of a country, exploring its cultural and political history, the political and social developments that have affected its higher education system, and the result of these changes on the higher education system. In a fast-changing, knowledge-intensive, democratic society, Democratizing Higher Education explores how higher education systems can be developed to provide access, affordability, participation, and quality lifelong learning for all.



Coauthor, John M. Carfora

Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a learner-centered and active learning environment where deep learning is cultivated by a process of inquiry owned by the learner. IBL has its roots in a constructivist educational philosophy and it is oriented around at least three components: 1) exploration and discovery (e.g., problem-based learning, open meaning-making), 2) authentic investigations using contextualized learning (e.g., field studies, case studies), and 3) research-based approach (e.g., research-based learning, project-based learning). IBL encourages more self-regulated learning because the primary responsibility is on the learners to determine the issues and research questions and the resources they need to address the questions.


Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation

This book examines the emerging trends taking place in higher education systems around the world, focusing on the most salient political and social forces that underlie these trends. Each chapter provides a case study of a country, exploring its cultural and political history, the political and social developments that have affected its higher education system, and the result of these changes on the higher education system. In a fast-changing, knowledge-intensive, democratic society, Democratizing Higher Education explores how higher education systems can be developed to provide access, affordability, participation, and quality lifelong learning for all.



Coauthor, John M. Carfora

Inquiry-Based Learning for Faculty and Institutional Development: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a learner-centered and active learning environment where deep learning is cultivated by a process of inquiry owned by the learner. IBL has its roots in a constructivist educational philosophy and it is oriented around at least three components: 1) exploration and discovery (e.g., problem-based learning), 2) authentic investigations using contextualized learning (e.g., field studies), and 3) research-based approach (e.g., research-based learning). IBL encourages more self-regulated learning because the primary responsibility is on the learners to determine the issues and research questions and the resources they need to address the questions.


Coauthor, Olga Kovbasyuk

Meaning-Centered Education: International Perspectives and Explorations in Higher Education

In a time of globally changing environments and economic challenges, many institutions of higher education are attempting to reform by promoting standardization approaches. Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors engage in open meaning-making processes and self-organizing educational practices. In one contributed volume, Meaning-Centered Education provides a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and pedagogical practice on meaning-centered education. International contributors explore how modern educational scholars and practitioners all around the world are implementing a comprehensive framework that supports meaning-making in a classroom.



Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Classroom Technologies: Classroom Response Systems

This book examines new research on how classroom response systems are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement in an epoch of increasing globalization and diversity. These enabling technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. Through case studies, surveys, and literature reviews, this volume will examine how classroom response systems are being used to improve collaboration and interactivity between students, to create engaging social learning communities in the classroom, and how these technologies are being used to create more meaningful and authentic learning experiences.



Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies

This book examines new research on how online and blended learning technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement in an era of increasing technological convergence and dependence. These enabling technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. Through case studies, surveys, and literature reviews, this volume will examine how online and blended technologies are being used to improve academic literacies in students, to create engaging communities of practice, and how these technologies are being used to improve learner motivation and self-empowered learners. This volume will also discuss a framework for adopting and deploying these technologies.



Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Multimedia Technologies: Video Annotation, Multimedia Applications

This book examines new research on how videoconferencing, video annotation, video mapping, and related technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement to improve writing/publishing skills, academic literacies in students, and create engaging communities of practice through digital storytelling, narratives, and inter-culturalism.



Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Mobile Applications: Smartphones, Skype and Texting Technologies

This book examines new research on how mobile technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement to improve teamwork and leadership skills in students to create engaging communities of practice and inter-cultural and global experiences.




Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs and Webquests

This book uses case studies, surveys, and literature reviews to critically examine how learning technologies are being used to improve student learning. Chapter subjects include the design for a robust use of wikis, using blogs to enhance student engagement by creating a community of practice around a course, integrating blogs across a range of college level courses, publishing activist biographies on Wikipedia, using blogs to increase off-campus student engagement, using video and wiki technology to engage learners in large international cohorts, using wikis as an experiential learning tool, consuming and constructing knowledge through WebQuests, and rethinking WebQuests in second language teacher education.



Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Social Technologies: Facebook, e-portfolios and other Social Networking Service

This book uses case studies, surveys, and literature reviews to examine how these social media technologies are being used to improve student learning. Chapters include applying positive psychology and cognitive styles in user design, designing outcome based curricula using student personality types, engaging second language students through electronic writing tasks, applying psychological variables on the academic use of social media, using social media to motivate students to take charge of their own learning processes, and creatively using technology to enhance teacher education. This volume will also discuss a framework for deploying and assessing these technologies in higher education institutions.



Mauricio Borrero, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

Russia: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

A comprehensive reference guide to the world’s largest country.
The book contains a narrative history of Russia, chronology, A-Z entries of influential individuals, significant places and major events. The book devotes special attention to Russian popular culture and youth culture.


Frank Brady, Ph.D.

College of Professional Studies, Mass Communications


A comprehensive biography of Bobby Fischer, the only American to win the World Chess Championship. ''Mesmerizing, intimate, fascinating, rapt.'' The New York Times.


Barrett Brenton, Ph.D,

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology

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

In resource-poor countries affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, there is a great need to support traditional HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, access to treatment, and mechanisms to enhance livelihoods and coping strategies. At the same time, policies and programs must be developed as solutions that are focused on reducing stigmatization, decreasing vertical transmission, improving food and nutrition security, and reducing barriers to basic healthcare. The co-occurrence of HIV/AIDS and food insecurity underscores the challenges and role that structural inequalities and poverty play in the spread of infectious diseases. This collection of 14 chapters brings together a wide array of applied anthropologists, other social scientists, and practitioners to detail the ways in which public health measures can be effectively integrated with HIV/AIDS prevention, anti-retroviral treatment, and food security efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.



Elizabeth Brondolo, Ph.D. and Xavier Amador, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Break the Bipolar Cycle: A day-to-day guide to living with bipolar disorder

This is a book written for patients and families to provide up-to-date information on bipolar spectrum disorders and their treatment. The book uses case examples to illustrate different cognitive-behavioral and psychoeducational strategies to help manage bipolar disorder. The goal is to help individuals with bipolar spectrum disorders to communicate more effectively with their families, health care providers and friends and employers.


Lee Ann Brown, M.F.A.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Other Archer

One way to think of Other Archer is as an expanded occasional poem. Besides gathering the elements of my own story, I hope to encourage readers to see their own life stories in poetry, to leave markers on the trail, ever hopeful to house the energies of our new habitations.

The “To” series, under the direction of Christophe Lamiot Enos, is devoted to contemporary poetry in English from the United States. The selected works have not been previously published in any language. Each work is characterized by narrative-like length—100 pages or more—and breadth.

Each work appears in two volumes: the English version and its French translation. Each volume includes a postface, the author’s biography and a bibliography.   See http://purh.univ-rouen.fr/node/854


Autre Archère

This is a translation of Other Archer into French by Stéphane Bouquet.









Far From the Centers of Ambition: A Celebration of Black Mountain College (2 Volumes)

Tribute volume to Black Mountain College where poets, philosophers, scientists and painters such as Robert Duncan, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, John Cage and Josef Albers engaged in a vast experiment whose widespread results are still felt around the world today.






Poetry. Polyverse is just that: a verse of many forms and possibilities. Taking its cue from a wide range of modern and postmodern poetics- Gertrude Stein's multiple formal innovations, Emily Dickinson's condensations, the improvisation of Whitman and the Beat poets, the New York School s intertwining poles of "the everyday," and the wild peripatetic leaps and innovations of "Language" writing - Brown's work enacts an exciting and suggestive poetry of possibility. Winner of the 1996 New American Poetry Competition, selected by Charles Bernstein.

 The Sleep That Changed Everything

Playful, sexy poems illuminate a rich multiplicity of experiences. Offering both subtle and immediate pleasures, Lee Ann Brown’s generous new book extends her unmistakable, original voice, every bit as Southern as it is avant-garde, gracious without being naive. Abounding in a playfulness of style, including songs and ballads, the poems in The Sleep That Changed Everything are by turns funny, serious, insightful and moving. Botanical and scientific language are used here as collage elements to chart cycles of desire and emotional transformation. Brown is committed to Whitman’s idea that we all have many selves; thus her work embraces the immediacy of the New York School, the personal and literary wildness of the Beats, the word play and political astuteness of Language poetry and an eroticism all her own. In poems that are both highly literate and plain-spoken, Brown makes the life of the soul directly available in all its renegade garb.

with Laynie Brown

Nascent Toolbox

Nascent Toolbox is a poetry collaboration with poet Laynie Browne, published in The Owl Press’ new chapbook series; cover art by Emilie Clarke.


In the Laurels, Caught

In the Laurels, Caught, is a collection of lighthearted, deep-rooted poems written around the Appalachian region of North Carolina in Madison County. An adventurous, intellectually restless native, Lee Ann Brown writes out of attachment but with the slant of a transplanted outsider. She investigates elements of local language, musicality, material culture, and landscape, using collage, found poetry, and oral history and anecdote.



Crowns of Charlotte

Book-length investigative poem centered on the author's childhood home, Charlotte, NC and part of a multi-book project, "NC Ode."
“Radiating an affection for true roots and veins of place, Lee Ann Brown expertly renders the crown in a name, and invites us to celebrate the  School of the Imagination. In Crowns of Charlotte, Brown is at her most vibratory, leading us to what happens through a new lens where urban meets Appalachian, tradition meets revisionary embrace, and innovation collides with charmed reverberation. This is a book, which unites worlds with great intelligence and beauty, and makes fluid the movement from child-mind to mother, lovingly weaving past and future into a stunning poetic sequence. Lee Ann Brown is a master of the constant now. To read her work is to enter flower, song, and psalm.”
– Laynie Browne, Poet


Northrup  Buechner, Ph.D.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Economics and Finance 

Objective Economics

Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism is applied to the science of economics resulting in a complete rewriting of economic theory and particularly of the theory of price.


Natalie P. Byfield, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology

Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story

In 1989, the rape and beating of a white female jogger in Central Park made international headlines. Many accounts reported the incident as an example of wilding episodes of poor, minority youths roaming the streets looking for trouble. Police intent on immediate justice for the victim, coerced five African-American and Latino boys to plead guilty. The teenage boys were quickly convicted and imprisoned. Natalie Byfield, who covered the case for the New York Daily News, now revisits the story of the Central Park Five from her perspective as a black female reporter in Savage Portrayals. Byfield illuminates the race, class, and gender bias in the massive media coverage of the crime and the prosecution of the now-exonerated defendants. Her sociological analysis and first-person account persuasively argue that the racialized reportage of the case buttressed efforts to try juveniles as adults across the nation.

"[Byfield's] firsthand insights into covering the story powerfully illustrate(s) the institutionalized relationship between law enforcement agencies and media outlets in the formation of dominant news discourses."
-James West, University of Manchester

"[Byfield's] study, Savage Portrayals: Race, Media and the Central Park Jogger Story is both a history of the case and a damning indictment of police-media collusion in framing a story."
-Michael Hirsch, The Independent

"Students and scholars of news media will find Byfield's analysis of the institutionalized relationship between the police and media nothing short of extraordinary."
-James M. Thomas, Social Forces
"Byfield brings bifocal vision to her analysis of media treatment of the Central Park Jogger story, which she covered in her first career as a journalist for the New York Daily News... From her current perspective as a sociologist, Byfield reexamines the horrific event in light of after-acquired evidence and scholarly methodology, particularly content analysis of news coverage, and she tells a revised story in which issues of race, class, and media bias taint the justice system. VERDICT: A chilling, ultimately instructive portrayal of savage injustice "
- Library Journal



William Byrne, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Government and Politics

Edmund Burke for Our Time: Moral Imagination, Meaning and Politics

This highly readable book offers a contemporary interpretation of the political thought of Edmund Burke, drawing on his experiences to illuminate and address fundamental questions of politics and society. For Burke, one’s imaginative context provides meaning and is central to judgment. Burke’s thought is shown to offer much of contemporary value regarding the sources of order and meaning and the potential for a modern crisis if those sources are weakened or obscured. In addition to providing a re-interpretation of Burke’s response to a number of historical situations  “including problems of imperial policy with regard to India, Ireland, and America, “ Byrne looks at the relationship between emotion and reason, and the role of culture in shaping political, social, and personal behaviors.


Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Ph.D. (Ed.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

The Immigrant Experience in New York City: A Resource Guide

This resource guide is a very useful tool for immigrants and their families, of all ethnic backgrounds living in New York City and surrounding areas. The information provided in this guide will also benefit schools, community organizations, government agencies, businesses and institutions of higher learning that deal with immigrants.


James Reed Campbell, Ed.

with Kirsi Tirri, Pekka Ruohotie and Herbert Walberg, Eds.
The School of Education, Division of Administrative and Instructional Leadership

Cross-Cultural Research: Basic Issues, Dilemmas, and Strategies

This edited volume on research methodology in the social sciences has chapters written by the Olympiad researchers from five countries (USA, China, Finland, Germany and Cyprus). It breaks new ground for cross-cultural methods.


Elaine Carey, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

Plaza of Sacrifices: Gender, Power, and Terror in 1968 Mexico

The government-sanctioned killing of student protesters in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, continues to haunt the city and the nation. Elaine Carey’s Plaza of Sacrifices is the first English-language book-length study to situate this watershed event in an analytic framework. She provides a gendered analysis of the protest movement that culminated in the killing of as many as 700 students (estimates are still disputed) and looks at the movement’s ongoing effects on relations between the state and the individual; between parents and children; and between men and women in Mexico.

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

In this volume, the borders of North America serve as central locations for examining the consequences of globalization as it intersects with hegemonic spaces and ideas, national territorialism, and opportunities for-or restrictions on-mobility. The authors of the essays in this collection warn against falling victim to the myth of nation-states engaging in a valiant struggle against transnational flows of crime and vice. They take a long historical perspective, from Mesoamerican counterfeits of cacao beans used as currency to cattle rustling to human trafficking; from Canada's and Mexico's different approaches to the illegality of liquor in the United States during Prohibition to contemporary case studies of the transnational movement of people, crime, narcotics, vice, and even ideas.

Linda S. Carozza

St John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship

This book provides evidence based principles of clinical education in speech-language pathology. It is among the few professional resources that offer essential strategies and competencies for supervising clinicians in today's medical and educational settings. The author discussed the essential practice issues from the standpoint of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, current literature and her original research working with a diverse array of clinical cases and providers.


José G. Centeno, Ph.D., Raquel T. Anderson and Loraine K. Obler, Eds.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Speech, Communication Sciences and Theatre

Communication Disorders in Spanish Speakers: Theoretical, Research and Clinical Aspects

This volume provides both students and licensed professionals in Speech-Language Pathology much-needed multidisciplinary bases to provide clinical services to Spanish speakers. Researchers and practitioners from Speech-Language Pathology, Neurolinguistics, Neuropsychology, Education and Clinical Psychology provide theoretical and empirical grounds to develop evidence-based clinical procedures for


Chiang-nan Chao

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Management

Crisis Management

This Chinese language monograph focuses on scenarios that cause crises and the effective management handlings of these crises.

Supply Chain Management: Keys to Enterprise Success

This Chinese language volume focuses on the leverage effects of supply chain management, and their significant impacts on the bottom line in achieving corporate goals.

Nyo Chung, M.A.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Asian Studies

Easy Korean

This book by Professor Nyo Chang was written in English and Korean for international students who want to learn Korean easily and is used by St. John's students who are enrolled in Korean classes Level one, two and three.

Poems Wishing To Be Songs

This poetry book was written in English and Korean. The author creates poems through nature, love and daily life.


What Is the Animal of My Birth?

The mountain god had a great idea! He would give each animal the number of a year so they all could get along better with the people of the village. They would hold a race to see which animal was given the first year. Take your child on this journey into the culture of Eastern Asia as author Nyo Chung tells the story of the naming of the 12 years by animals - called Kanji in Asia (Asian Zodiac).


Gaetano Cipolla

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

Siciliana: Essays on the Sicilian Ethos

Siciliana is a collection of essays on Sicilian literature and on
“Sicelitude,” four of which are published here for the first time. The author is Editor of Arba Sicula, a journal devoted to Sicilian language and culture. “Essential reading for all who have an interest in Sicily.”—Antonio Pagano.


Sicily: Culinary Crossroads

A history of eastern Sicilian cuisine that includes recipes as well; translated by Gaetano Cipolla.



 Tornu/The Return: Sicilian Poems

An anthology of poems by Antonino Provenzano, translated into English by Gaetano Cipolla.
 Sicilian Mimes: A Gallery of Sly and Rustic Tales

This is a collection of sly and rustic tales written by Francesco Lanza in Italian, introduced and translated by Gaetano Cipolla. It is a classic of Sicilian humor originally published in 1928. It deals with stories from the Sicilian oral tradition written in Lanza’s unique style. 
 Malidittu la laigua/Damned Language

This is a collection of poems translated into English verse about the poet’s life experience in Sicily and as an immigrant. It relates his encounters with American society and it talks about the difficulties of integrating into the social fabric of America. 

Charles M. Clark, Ph.D.

with Helen Alford O.P., S.A. Cortright, Michael J. Naughton
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business,  Economics

Rediscovering Abundance: Interdisciplinary Essays on Wealth, Income, and Their Distribution in the Catholic Social Tradition

This Collection of essays on the insights of Catholic social thought tradition brings to light the issue of the creation, distribution and use of wealth. The essays contrast the abundance view of wealth found in Catholic social thought with the scarcity view found in economic theory.


Meghan J. Clark, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology

Vision of Catholic Social Thought: the Virtue of Solidarity and the Praxis of Human Rights

The Vision of Catholic Social Thought traces the emergence of solidarity and human rights as critical theological and philosophical pillars of the anthropology and ethics foundational to the development of Catholic social teaching. Meghan J. Clark argues that the integration of human rights and the virtue of solidarity at the root of the Catholic social tradition are the unique contributions Catholic thought makes to contemporary debates in ethics, political, and philosophical theory.

"Clark's, The Vision of Catholic Social Thought, picks up where David Hollenbach's, Claims in Conflict, a classic in Catholic rights theory, leaves off. Focusing on the encyclicals from John XXIII to the present, Clark argues convincingly for the necessary interdependence of the concept of human rights and that of solidarity. This is a must-read for those wanting to stay abreast of recent developments in Catholic social teaching. " —Todd D.Whitmore


Frank J. Coppa

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

The Papacy Confronts the Modern World

Papacy’s reaction to the modern world from the French Revolution to the Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.

 Encyclopedia of Modern Dictators: From Napoleon to Present

Dictators are not new phenomena, but within the past two centuries have dramatically proliferated in not only Europe, which witnessed the rise and fall of fascist and communist ones, but the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America, where military as well as ideological dictators have emerged. This one volume encyclopedia provides entries on most, if not all, of the dictators that have emerged worldwide since the time of Napoleon. Cataloged in an A-Z format, these entries vary in length, providing the basic facts on the formation and development of dictatorships as well as references to further information. The volume will prove invaluable to high school and college students as well as librarians wanting to know more about these figures—many of whom are not included in the older, if larger, biographical studies.
 The Papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust

This volume explores the history and development of anti-Judaism within the Church, the response of the papacy, the hierarchy and the Catholic laity towards the Jews over the centuries as well as during the Fascist period (l922-45), and the relationship between anti-Judaism and anti- Semitism. Special attention is given to Pius XI (1922-39) who commissioned an encyclical Humani Generis Unitas against racism and anti-Semitism, and Pius XII (1939-58), who decided not to issue this encyclical.



Politics and the Papacy in the Modern World

This volume focuses on the papacy’s response to the modern world exploring its political and diplomatic roles during the past two centuries. It examines the Vatican’s impact on the major ideologies and developments including liberalism, capitalism, nationalism, conservatism, socialism, communism and anti-Semitism among others. Unlike other studies of the papacy it does not examine the papacy as a self contained unit but in terms of the broader framework of national and international developments.

The Policies and Politics of Pope Pius XII

The volume examines the diplomacy and political policies of Eugenioi Pacelli as nuncio, secretary of state and finally as pope.




Barbara Cozza, Ph.D.

School of Education, Administrative & Instructional Leadership

Coeditor: Patrick Blessinger, Ed.D.

University Partnerships for Pre-service and Teacher Development

This volume examines the diverse ways in which universities and colleges around the world are partnering and collaborating with other institutions to fulfill their missions and visions. University partnerships not only include collaborations between universities but also include university-school (basic education) collaborative partnerships to improve local school systems. The increasing pressures to remove access and participation barriers, and to mitigate practices that restrict the free flow of education across borders, have created a growing global space for educational services of all types. As a result, traditional institutional boundaries have expanded to better respond to the increasing pressures placed on them by the growing demand for higher education services. This edited volume will specifically explore university partnerships for preservice and teacher development.







Patrick Blessinger

School of Education, Administrative & Instructional Leadership

University Partnerships for Community and School System Development

This volume examines how universities and colleges around the world are developing innovative ways to provide doctoral education, including new theories and models of doctoral education and the impact of changes in government and/or accreditation policy on practices in doctoral education. Specifically, this volume looks at the emerging trends in student selection practices, research topic selection, supervision practices, and dissertation review and approval process across a range of disciplines across different institutional types across different countries.



Nina Crimm

Coauthor: Laurence H. Winer
School of Law

Politics, Taxes, and the Pulpit: Provocative First Amendment Conflicts

Since the Supreme Court in its recent Citizens United decision found unconstitutional federal campaign finance restrictions on corporations’ political campaign speech, these remaining analogous restrictive tax laws, constraining many nonprofit entities, are all the more singular and problematic, particularly for houses of worship. Professor Crimm and her co-author, Professor Laurence H. Winer, conclude that there are no means of fully resolving the irreconcilable clashes in a constitutionally permissible and politically and socially palatable manner. Nonetheless, the authors offer several feasible legislative proposals for reform of the tax provisions that should generate considerable discussion. If Congress implements the proposed reforms, they should substantially ameliorate the very disquieting constitutional tensions induced by the current tax laws and curb the growing emotionally charged atmosphere about the role of religion in the public sphere.


Michael Dempsey, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology and Religious Studies

Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology

This work showcases the writings of several prominent voices in contemporary theology on the theology of Karl Barth's interpretation of the relation between the Trinity and the doctrine of election. Is the Trinity complete in and of itself from all eternity, or is the Trinity of God constituted through God's historical relations with God's creatures? This book brings together some of the leading international experts in Karl Barth's theology to debate this important issue for our time.



Christopher Denny, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology & Religious Studies

Coeditor: Christopher McMahon (St. Vincent’s College, PA)

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

Finding Salvation in Christ brings together some of the most important figures in contemporary theology to honor the work of William Loewe, systematic theologian and specialist in the theology of Bernard Lonergan, SJ. For over three decades Loewe's writings have sought to make classic christological and soteriological doctrines comprehensible to a Catholic Church that is working to integrate individual subjectivity, communal living, and historical consciousness in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. Essays included in this volume assess Loewe's reinterpretation of patristic and medieval Christology from Irenaeus to Anselm of Canterbury, and explain the significance of the theology of Lonergan and Loewe for the fields of soteriology, economics, family life, and interreligious theology.


Coauthors: Jeremy Bonner and Mary Beth Fraser Connolly

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

The early 1960s were a heady time for Catholic laypeople. Pope Pius XII's assurance "You do not belong to the Church. You are the Church" emboldened the laity to challenge Church authority in ways previously considered unthinkable. Empowering the People of God offers a fresh look at the Catholic laity and its relationship with the hierarchy in the period immediately preceding the Second Vatican Council and in the turbulent era that followed. This collection of essays explores a diverse assortment of manifestations of Catholic action, ranging from genteel reform to radical activism, and an equally wide variety of locales, apostolates, and movements.

"Empowering the People of God gives a nuanced, complicated, insightful portrait of Catholic Action as a spectrum rather than a monolith. The volume is timely, not just for historians of American Catholicism, but also for those seeking to understand the deeper back story to the contesting definitions of authority in the Church in the present moment." - Amy L. Koehlinger, Florida State University

"I think a broad audience will enjoy this book about the practice of Catholic Action in America. It deals with Pope Pius XI's call for the laity to engage in 'Catholic Action' by assisting the clergy in carrying out the Vatican's definition of the Church's worldly mission, including its commitment to social justice.  Millions of the faithful responded to this call, dutifully in the 1930s and 1940s and zealously after midcentury. The introduction to the book deftly contextualizes both periods of Catholic Action, and the essays explore the diversity of the activists' reactions to this opportunity. Briefly put, the activists before midcentury conformed to the pope's charge without challenging the Vatican's authority to define their options.  But after 1950, in the new age of cultural individualism in American society and its institutions, the activists opted for the maximum feasible participation of the laity in the definition and implementation of the mission of the Church, a phenomenon that yielded today's tripartite struggle, laity and clerical, among conservatives, liberals, and moderates for ascendancy in America's largest and perhaps its most quintessentially urban branch of Christianity.” - Zane Miller, University of Cincinnati

"Empowering the People of God" is a major contribution to the 'lived history' of Vatican II for American Catholics.  Catholics changed, and the changes made a difference for the country as well as for the Church.  These thoroughly researched essays demonstrate that lay empowerment was taking place before the Council.  The Council persuaded lay leaders that 'the shaping of the Church's future was in their hands.' How they handled those rising expectations is then the theme of six well-chosen case studies.  Anyone who wants to understand American Catholics must consider the history provided by this excellent book."  - David O'Brien, College of the Holy Cross


Coeditors: Patrick Hayes and Nicholas Rademacher

A Realist’s Church: Essays in Honor of Joseph A. Komonchak

A collection of essays by a number of his former students honors one of the towering figures of Vatican ll scholarship, Joseph A. Komonchak. The book honors his achievements, but more importantly it gathers well-known researchers to advance current scholarship on the transformations of the Roman Catholic Church in the 20th century. Contributors include scholars internationally recognized for their work on 20th-century Roman Catholic history, systematic theology, and the theology of the Second Vatican Council.
“The extraordinary reach and many insights of these scholarly articles are a well-deserved tribute to the teaching and pathbreaking scholarship of Joseph A. Komonchak. In fascinatingly diverse ways, these scholars take up Komonchak’s challenge to close the gaps between theology and the social sciences, between the different understandings of the contending at Vatican II, and between the exalted language of ecclesiology and the experience of the 99 percent of us in the pews.”
-Peter Steinfels, professor emeritus, Fordham University, and former religion columnist at The New York Times


Judith DeSena, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology

Protecting One’s Turf

This book is a community study of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It focuses on how in the course of their everyday lives, residents engage in racial exclusion and segregation. The book analyzes the informal strategies used in the process, which include: an informal housing network; local surveillance; and social segregation through local institutions. This revised edition discusses gentrification as the most recent change in Greenpoint, and how it took hold in such a strongly defended neighborhood.


Gender in an Urban World

This book is an edited collection of articles with a global and interdisciplinary urban focus analyzed through a gendered lens. It contributes to a school of feminist urban theory by bringing the analysis of gender to the center of the discourse. This book also participates in an ongoing dialogue with regard to gender within the context of urbanism and urbanization.


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

This book is a sociological analysis of the process of gentrification in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The study focuses on the ways in which working class residents and new gentrifiers are socially segregated forming parallel cultures within the neighborhood. The investigation arrives at urban theory, which argues that through local dynamics, social inequality is reproduced.


Coauthor: Timothy Shortell

The World in Brooklyn: Gentrification, Immigration, and Ethnic Politics

This is a collection of contemporary research studies on Brooklyn, New York. “This book is a collection of demographic, ethnographic, and comparative studies, which focus on urban dynamics in Brooklyn. The chapters investigate issues of social class, urban development, immigration, race, ethnicity and politics within the context of Brooklyn.

As a whole, this book considers both theoretical and practical urban issues. In most cases, the scholarly perspective is on everyday life. With this in mind, there are also social justice concerns. Issues of social segregation and attendant homogenization are brought to light. Moreover, social class and race advantages or disadvantages, as part of urban processes, are underscored through critiques of local policy decisions throughout the chapters. A common thread is the assertion by contributors that planning the future of Brooklyn needs to include multi-ethnic, racial, and economic groups, those very residents who make up Brooklyn.” (Amazon.com)


William DiFazio

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology

Ordinary Poverty: A Little Food and Cold Storage

In this trenchant and groundbreaking work, DiFazio presents the results of welfare reform—from ending entitlements to diminished welfare benefits—through the eyes and voices of those who were most directly affected by it. Ordinary Poverty concludes with a program to guarantee universal rights to a living wage as a crucial way to end poverty. Ultimately, DiFazio articulates the form a true poor people's movement would take—one that would link the interests of all social movements with the interests of ending poverty.

Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology

with Raymond Chip Tafrate

Anger Disorders Scale: Technical Manual

Despite the problems that it causes in people’s lives, anger has
not been considered a clinical phenomenon in psychology. This
manual represents the development of the Anger Disorder Scale to assess dysfunctional aspects of anger in clinical populations. Research on more than 1,100 normal individuals and more than 500 patients or prison inmates is described to establish the reliability and validity of the test.

Understanding Anger Disorders

Since classical times, philosophers and physicians have identified anger as a human frailty that can lead to violence and human suffering, but with the development of a modern science of abnormal psychology and mental disorders, it has been written off as merely an emotional symptom and excluded from most accepted systems of psychiatric diagnosis. Yet despite the lack of scientific recognition, anger-related violence is often in the news, and courts are increasingly mandating anger management treatment. It is time for a fresh scientific examination of one of the most fundamental human emotions and what happens when it becomes pathological, and this thorough, persuasive book offers precisely such a probing analysis.


A  Primer on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, 3rd Edition

This new edition provides a concise but systematic guide to the basics of REBT- a valuable approach for helping clients overcome emotional and behavioral difficulties. The authors have updated this practical resource to reflect recent developments in REBT theory and practice.


Anger Regulation and Expression Scale

The Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (ARES) is a comprehensive, self-report assessment of the expression and regulation of anger in youth. Derived from the Anger Disorder Scales (ADS; DiGiuseppe and Tafrate, 2004), the ARES has been designed specifically for children and adolescents aged 10 to 17 years, and can be used in educational, clinical and correctional settings.


John DiMarco, Ph.D.

College of Professional Studies, Mass Communications, Journalism, Television and Film

Web Portfolio Design and Applications

Scholars and students are searching for information on what a Web portfolio is; what it is not; what to put into a Web portfolio; and what technical skills are needed to succeed in the process. Web Portfolio Design and Applications provides a combination of theory, pedagogy and practice to help enable faculty and students across disciplines to explore Web portfolios and their inevitable future in the information society. This book provides research conclusions, case studies and hands-on technical processes, which allow readers of all levels to develop a personal approach to creating a Web portfolio.

 Career Power Skills


Career Power Skills is a pragmatic approach to helping students and professionals create industry-focused resumes, cover letters, print portfolios, and online web portfolios. It is the how-to guide for career readiness and self-branding.

 Digital Design for Print and Web: An introduction to Theory, Principles and Techniques

By combining basic theory with hands-on technique, Digital Design for Print and Web takes the unique approach of uniting two subjects traditionally approached separately into one complete volume. As a result, you will gain a clearer understanding of the entire creative process, from project management to working with graphics to designing for print and, ultimately, the Web.

Glayol Ekbatani, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

Measurement and Evaluation in Post-Secondary ESL

This book is designed for language teachers and researchers. Covering the fundamental descriptive and quantitative facets of effective language testing, it explicates key technical aspects in an accessible manner.


Robert Fanuzzi, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Abolition’s Public Sphere

Abolition’s Public Sphere examines the massive publicity campaign undertaken by the New England abolition movement on behalf of the enslaved. This campaign sought to enlist every member of society, slaves as well as children, in a political discussion of American slaveholding policy and the nature of national power. However, it was also intended to stir memories of past movements for democracy, such as the American Revolution, and transform every abolitionist into a latter-day revolutionary. William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Henry Thoreau emerge in a striking new light in this book.


David G. Farley, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Institute for Core Studies/First-Year Writing

Modernist Travel Writing: Intellectuals Abroad

Modernist Travel Writing explores the connection between modernist literature and travel writing in the period between the two World Wars. Focusing on the travel writing of Ezra Pound, E.E. Cummings, Wyndham Lewis and Rebecca West, this book explores how these modernist writers traveled to countries that experienced most directly the tumult of revolution, the effects of empire and the upheaval of war during the years between World War I and World War II. How they rendered these experiences in their late modernist texts helps us understand the ways in which modernism itself went through its most significant transformations in its complex late phase.


Robert Finkel, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Physics

Concise Notes for Physics, 3rd Edition

Concise Notes for Physics is a set of lecture notes presenting basic theory and typical problems. It serves as a guide through the voluminous and dense physics textbooks. It is being bundled with one of the foremost textbooks, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3rd Edition, by Douglas Giancoli (PH).

 Concise Notes for Physics, 4th Edition

Concise Notes presents basic theory and typical problems for introductory University Physics. Standard textbooks are too voluminous and dense for self-study; Concise Notes distills the information to manageable essentials. The fourth edition adheres to educational findings that show problem-solving is best facilitated with basic and transparent exercises rather than complex problems.

Physics Lectures

College and university physics textbooks are huge and densely packed with equations and information. Keeping pace has been likened to "drinking water from a fire hose." Faced with this excess, students usually rely on lectures to guide them through the simple fundamentals of the subject and standard model problems.


Concise Introduction to Statistical Mechanics

This book is the antithesis of encyclopedic texts written to appease specialists. Here readers find an introduction to statistical mechanics that is sufficiently simple and free from prior requirements that it may be understood quickly and comfortably. Readers use statistical mechanics in the opening pages. The book also gives unique, intuitive developments of probability distributions,  entropy, information, and chemical potentials not found elsewhere.



Jefferson M. Fish

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology

with Uwe P. Gielen and Juris G. Draguns, Ed.S.

Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing

The editors have brought together leading psychologists, psychiatrists, anthropologists and others to consider the interaction of psychosocial, biological and cultural variables as they influence the assessment of health and illness and the course of therapy. The volume includes broadly conceived theoretical and survey chapters; detailed descriptions of specific healing traditions in Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Arab world; and chapters focusing on multicultural concerns within societies, specific populations (such as refugees) and the integration of traditional and modern forms of counseling and healing. Taken together, the chapters offer a broad overview of Western and non-Western traditions as they span the divides among psychosocial, medical and religious approaches.


Drugs and Society: U.S. Public Policy

There are two main approaches to reforming drug policy which reflect differing American values. One is the public health or harm reduction or cost/benefit approach, which implements the American value of pragmatism. The other—libertarian or rights-based approach—can be seen to implement the American value of individualism. It views the private behavior of adults as none of the government's business and aims at maximizing individual freedom. Drugs and Society includes a wide range of historical, social science, philosophical and legal background, and offers the reader the information needed to create an alternative drug policy.


Dawn P. Flanagan, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology

with Alan S. Kaufman

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment

A successor to the extremely popular Essentials of WISCIII/WPPSI-R Assessment, Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment provides beginning and seasoned clinicians comprehensive guidelines to administering, scoring and interpreting the latest revision of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children. Featuring the popular Essentials format of call-out boxes, Test Yourself questions and step-by- step instructions, this handy resource also includes strengths and weaknesses of the instrument, practical clinical applications and illustrative case reports.


Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues, 2nd Edition

This comprehensive work provides the most current information about theory and research on assessment of intellectual abilities and processes. Leading test authors, theorists and scholars review the conceptual and research underpinnings of recent editions of intelligence tests, including the WISC-IV, KABC-II, SB5 and WJ III, and offer recommendations for interpretation.


The Achievement Test Desk Reference: A Guide to Learning Disability Identification, 2nd Edition

The Second Edition of this critically acclaimed reference features the most up-to date versions of assessment instruments to measure individual achievement and learning disabilities. The authors’ pragmatic approach offers practitioners an innovative, systematic assessment framework that applies Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) cognitive theory and blends cognitive testing and Response-to-Intervention (RTI) methods into one seamless process for diagnosing learning disabilities. Replete with case studies, checklists and worksheets, this reference assists practitioners in choosing appropriate tests, organizing comprehensive assessments and interpreting results using a cross-battery approach.


with Samuel Ortiz and Vincent Alfonso
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, 2nd Edition

This book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of psychological assessment instruments. The book contains widespread coverage of the key cognitive test batteries and explains how to use the Cattel-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Cross-Battery assessment approach (XBA) to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns by integrating data from cognitive and achievement tests. It includes guidelines for assessing the cognitive abilities of culturally and linguistically diverse children. It also illustrates the way that the XBA approach can be used in assessing learning disabilities in a manner consistent with IDEA. The book includes a CD-ROM that contains three programs with interpretative and summary worksheets.



Coauthor: Alan S. Kaufman

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition, applies a new, expanded theory-based approach to interpreting the latest edition of the WISC and provides beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines to administering, scoring, and interpreting this latest version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Also includes a CD-ROM containing user-friendly software that automates the now expanded, theory-based interpretive system for the WISC-IV.



Coauthor: Vincent C. Alfonso

Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification

Complete coverage on how SLD manifests itself in academic performance and expert advice on research and theory-based approaches to SLD identification.


 Coauthor, Patti L. Harrison

Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests and Issues -(3rd edition)

In one volume, this authoritative reference presents a current, comprehensive overview of intellectual and cognitive assessment, with a focus on practical applications. Leaders in the field describe major theories of intelligence and provide the knowledge needed to use the latest measures of cognitive abilities with individuals of all ages, from toddlers to adults. Evidence-based approaches to test interpretation, and their relevance for intervention, are described. The book addresses critical issues in assessing particular populations-including culturally and linguistically diverse students, gifted students, and those with learning difficulties-and disabilities in today's educational settings.

Robert Forman, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, English

Aeneid, Vergil (Critical Insights Series)

A series of essays on the Aeneid and works influenced by the Aeneid.


Anne Galvin, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Anthroplogy

Borders, Margins, and Passages- NEAA Bulletin Series

Covering a range of geographical areas and topical foci, the pieces in this collection represent a critical rethinking of globalized spaces in relation to recent retheorizations of the operations of culture and formations of place. How can these new theoretical approaches help anthropology to better frame the complex structures and spaces, created by human activity, that defy the sometimes-pat explanations provided by rigid conceptions of culture and modernist conceptions of space? The selections in this volume utilize the techniques of ethnographic inquiry to better contemplate the possibilities and limitations of these new approaches to culture, space, and change within the context of lived human experience.


Granville Ganter, Ph.D. (Ed.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

The Collected Speeches of Sagoyewatha, or Red Jacket

Red Jacket was the most famous Native American orator in 19th-century America, known mostly for his sarcasm and his defenses of Indian sovereignty. The book organizes approximately 100 of his speeches with historical introductions. It is the first collected edition of any Native American orator’s speeches.



Roseanne Gatto, Ph.D.
Tara Roeder, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Institute for Core Studies/First Year Writing

Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom

Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom is an ambitious attempt to reappropriate intellectual territory that has more often been charted by its detractors than by its proponents. The editors and contributors to this collection invite readers to join them in a new conversation, one informed by “a belief that the term Expressivism continues to have a vitally important function in our field.”


Marie-Lise Gazarian-Gautier, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

Retratos en Palabras

Marie-Lise Gazarian-Gautier, Ph.D. has compiled 25 interviews she has held with some of the most outstanding literary figures from the Hispanic world; among them: Nobel Prize Laureate Camilo José Cela, Jorge Enrique Adoum, Isabel Allende, Miguel Delibes, Rosario Ferré, Elena Poniatowska and Luisa Valenzuela.

 Entre Rascacielos, Volume 16
April, 2009

This journal serves as a forum for young authors who write in Spanish and who, through the publication, come to be known both on a national and international level for their artistic talent. Students, alumni and members of the St. John’s Chapter as well as the Hispanic community at large are invited to participate. The journal appears twice a year, during Hispanic Heritage Month and Poetry Month.
 Entre Rascacielos, Volume 17
December 2009

“A literary journal is always an open space for freedom, an exercise in imagination, sensitivity, love. … Now in its 17th issue, I hope that Entre Rascacielos will continue to give words new meanings.”
—Antonio Garrido, former Director of the Instituto Cervantes in New York.

Coeditor:  Mónica Sánchez

Entre Rascacielos, Volume 18
April 2010

Entre Rascacielos, Revista de creación literaria de Epsilon Kappa, el Capítulo de St. John's de Sigma Delta Pi, la Sociedad Nacional Hispánica de Honor (The Journal of Creative Writing in Spanish of Epsilon Kappa, St. John's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society), Volume 18, April 2010. This issue is dedicated to the people of Haiti and Chile, stricken by the earthquakes of January 12 and February 27, 2010.


Coeditor:  Mónica Christopher

Entre Rascacielos, Volume19
November 2010

Entre Rascacielos, Revista de creación literaria de Epsilon Kappa, el Capítulo de St. John's de Sigma Delta Pi, la Sociedad Nacional Hispánica de Honor (The Journal of Creative Writing in Spanish of Epsilon Kappa, St. John's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society), Volume 19, November 2010. This issue is dedicated to the 33 miners who were miraculously rescued after being trapped inside the mine for over 68 days. The writings included in the volume reflect the spirit of Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda, the two Nobel Poet Laureates from Chile.

Entre Rascacielos: A Decade of Poetry at St. John’s University (2001-2011)

“This anthology is a compilation of some of the best poems written by our (St. John’s University) students and alumni alike, as well as by guest poets during the past ten years. It stands out as our new venture in poetry written in Spanish, but with an added attraction: its counterpart rendered in English. We considered that there is no better way to celebrate poetry written in Spanish on our Campus, than to present during the month of April, dedicated to poets and poetry, this bilingual anthology. The book will be presented again this fall during Hispanic Heritage Month as a way of promoting the talent of our students and placing St. John's in the forefront of Hispanic culture.” -Marie-Lise Gazarian

Donna Geffner, Ph.D. and Deborah Ross-Swain, Eds.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Speech, Communication Science and Theatre

Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management and Treatment

This edited book contains chapters written by national and international experts in the area of auditory processing. It presents current thinking about the descriptive, assessment, management and treatment including federal law guidelines, resources and Web sites.

Anne Ellen Geller, Ph.D., Michelle Eodice, Frankie Condon, Meg Carroll and Elizabeth H. Boquet

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice

“What impresses me most about their argument is not that writing centers need to stop being so rigid and time-bound and apolitical, but that writing centers occupy a unique space in the academy that might encourage authentic communities of learners, writers, peer tutors, faculty and staff. The Everyday Writing Center provides a way to think about this ambition.”
— Harvey Kail.

Marie I. George, Ph.D,

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

Christianity and Extraterrestrials? A Catholic Perspective

There is a growing trend in the science and religion community to make Christian belief and belief in ETIs (intelligent extraterrestrials) an either/or proposition. Typical claims are that such beings could have no meaningful relationship to Christ and their appearance would prove that humans do not have the special place in the universe that the Bible assigns us. This book defends the position that Christian belief and belief in ETIs are not mutually exclusive. However, it goes on to argue that there is a real tension between the two beliefs, and that Christian belief does render ETI existence improbable.


Stewardship of Creation

Many people have inaccurate ideas of what the Roman Catholic Church teaches about how we are to treat the environment, and few know how extensive the Church’s teaching on the environment is. The purpose of my book is to lay out the Church’s environmental ethic, showing how it is rooted in her theology of creation. The Church’s insistent teaching regarding our need to make lifestyle changes and to practice the virtues in our treatment of the earth constitutes one of the book’s main themes.


Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan, Ph.D.

Tobin College of Business, Economics & Finance

Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies

This book explores the problems of fiscal policy as an instrument of economic and social development in the modern environment, primarily focusing on the transition economies of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia. Evaluating the transformational experience in these countries, this work meets a need for a critical analysis in the aftermath of the 1990s market liberalization reforms, of current trends and to outline the roadmap for future development.


How Did I Survive? by Artavazd M. Minasyan


How Did I Survive? is a book of memoirs of Professor Artavazd M. Minasyan. It is a tale of one man’s life and his survival despite all odds. It is a story that inspires life and hope. It is a story in which good ultimately prevails over evil. It is also a tale of a country that has lived through decades of controversies, destruction and injustice. Covering the period of approximately eighty years from the early 1910s to the early1990s the narrative coincides with the author’s life journey, touching upon every significant event of the time and the author’s personal involvement in each case. These situations are not told in simple chronological enumeration, but are enriched with complex nuances. They are analyzed through the prism of time and the author’s adherence to dialectical critique. Hence one man’s life becomes the reflection of the life of the entire country.


Coeditor: Otaviano Canuto

Financial Deepening and Post-Crisis Development in Emerging Markets: Current Perils and Future Dawns


This collection empirically and conceptually advances our understanding of the intricacies of emerging markets’ financial and macroeconomic development in the post 2008 crisis context. Covering a vast geography and a broad range of economic viewpoints, this study serves as an informed guide in the unchartered waters of fundamental uncertainty as it has been redefined in the post-crisis period. Contributors to the collection go beyond risks-opportunities analyses, looking deeper into the nuanced interpretations of data and economic categories as interplay of developing world characteristics in the context of redefined fundamental uncertainty. Those concerns relate to the issues of small country finance, the industrialization of the developing world, the role of commodity cycles in the global economy, sovereign debt, speculative financial flows and currency pressures, and connections between financial markets and real markets. Compact and comprehensive, this collection offers unique perspectives into contemporary issues of financial deepening and real macroeconomic development in small developing economies that rarely surface in the larger policy and development debates.

“This book provides an insightful, timely, and fresh perspective on the present and future

growth trajectory of emerging markets. The introduction and the case studies vividly show the need to recalibrate our expectations and understanding: while emerging economies’ prospects were clearly overhyped in the wake of the crisis, the bleak forecasts that dominate today’s headlines are similarly exaggerated.” (Joshua Aizenman, Dockson Chair in Economics and International Relations, University of Southern California, USA)

"This collection of theoretical and empirical studies is an essential reference to the new economics of emerging markets in the twenty first century. With its global perspective, the book is a must read for academic economists, policymakers, students, and economic analysts on evolving macroeconomic methodology, empirical analysis, and the challenges of policymaking in the aftermath of the global economic crisis." (Pierre Richard Agénor, Hallsworth Professor of International Macroeconomics and Development Economics, University of Manchester, UK)


Arthur Gianelli, Ph.D., Kevin Kennedy, Ph.D., and Glenn Statile, Ph.D., (Eds.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

The Journey of Metaphysics

This book is an anthology of the important primary sources in the history of metaphysics and covers the four main phases of the subject: Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary. It includes a general introduction and several topical essays dealing with causality, time, the Anthropic Principle and the problem of evil. Its main purpose is to serve as a textbook for the core curriculum course in metaphysics.


Thomas Giordano, J.D.

College of Professional Studies, Administration and Economics

And Justice For All: The Complete Small Claims Handbook

This book is a substantive and procedural law guide for laymen and lawyers in New York State, with specific reference to New York City Civil Court small claims actions, but is generally applicable to all New York small claims. Readers of this book will learn about the legal rights and obligations of consumers, businesspersons and others; be better able to assess chances for success if involved in a dispute, and be better prepared to resolve a dispute by settlement or legal proceeding.

 The Complete Small Claims Handbook for New York State

This updated book is a substantive and procedural law guide for laymen and lawyers in New York State, with specific reference to New York City’s Civil Court small claims actions, but is generally applicable to all New York small claims. Readers of this book will learn about the legal rights and obligations of consumers, business persons and others; be better able to assess chances for success if involved in a dispute; and be better prepared to resolve a dispute by settlement or legal proceeding.

Beverly Greene, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology 

with Kenneth S. Pope and Janet L. Sonne

What Therapists Don't Talk About and Why: Understanding Taboos That Hurt Us and Our Clients

This book was created to help therapists and therapists-in training explore the myths and taboo topics that weaken their practice and cause anxiety, discomfort and confusion. The book discusses the damaging myths that therapists hold about themselves that sustain the taboo topics. By offering questions for self-assessment and a series of “explorations” that can be used to examine taboo topics individually or in groups, the book provides resources for recognizing the myths, challenging the taboos and speaking honestly and directly with patients; and others about topics that have been off-limits.


A Minyan of Women: Family dynamics, Jewish Identity and Psychotherapy Practice

This is a book which addresses the diverse manner in which family dynamics shaped the Jewish identities of contributors in ways that were unique and directly connected to their experiences of ethnic identity. While contributors are often viewed as members of a homogeneous group, gender, social class, sexual orientation, geographic region, proximity to the holocaust, immigrant experience and proximity etc inform the meaning and experience of individuals who are members of this group. This book explores these diversities of experience and goes on to highlight the way in which the intermingling of family dynamics and subsequent Jewish identities in these women is manifested in the way they practice psychotherapy.



Psychologists' Desk Reference, 3rd Edition

This book is intended for use by all mental health professionals. It covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, self help resources, ethical and legal issues, forensic practice, financial and insurance matters and prevention and consultation. Chapters have been written by master clinicians; it is filled with information that psychologists use every day and will be among the most widely used volumes in the libraries of psychologists, social workers, and counselors everywhere.


 Psychological Health of Women of Color: Intersections, Challenges, and Opportunities

This is an anthology that examines core issues of women of color's emotional health and well being. The book analyzes the life stages of women of color, childhood, adolescence and old age. It serves to address the challenges women of color face in the forms of physical health, violence, substance abuse, psychopharmacology, and legal/forensic issues as well as to highlight diverse identity intersections and opportunities for women of color, e.g. multiracial women, female immigrants of color, women of color with disabilities, leaders, mentors, athletes, and other underrepresented populations.

Paul Gyllenhammer, Ph.D. 

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

Coeditor: Kevin Hermberg

Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics

The correlation between person and environment has long been a central focus of phenomenological analysis. While phenomenology is usually understood as a descriptive discipline showing how essential features of the human encounter with things and people in the world are articulated, phenomenology is also based on ethical concerns. Husserl himself, the founder of the movement, gave several lecture courses on ethics. The present volume focuses on one trend in ethics, virtue ethics, and its connection to phenomenology. The essays explore how phenomenology contributes to virtue ethics and clarifies some of the issues that are central to virtue ethics. This volume initiates a conversation with virtue ethicists that is underrepresented in the current literature. 


David Haddorff, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology and Religious Studies

Christian Ethics as Witness: Barth’s Ethics for a World at Risk

Christian ethics is less a system of principles, rules or even virtues, and more of a free and open-ended responsible witness to God's gracious action to be with and for others and the world. Post modernity has left us with the risky uncertainty of knowing and doing the good. It also leaves us with the global risks of political violence and terrorism, economic globalization and financial crisis, and environmental destruction and global climate change. How should Christians respond to these problems? This book creatively explores how Christian ethics is best understood a witness to God's action, thereby providing the ethical framework for addressing the various problematic social issues that put our world at risk. Haddorff develops the notion of witness through a detailed study of Karl Barth's theological ethics. Barth, he argues, provides a language enabling us to know what a Christian ethics of witness actually looks like in both theory and in practice.


Dipak Haldar, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences 

Coeditor: Salil K. Das

LIPIDS: Sphingomyelin Synthesizing Enzymes

This book is the second volume in the LIPIDS series published by Research Signpost. The book has eight review articles written by well-established scientists from different countries.


Richard P. Harmond and Thomas J. Curran

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

A History of Memorial Day

A History of Memorial Day is a study of how Memorial Day was viewed by many Americans as a vehicle of both national and international unity. However, this study also examines the surprising amount of controversy elicited by the celebration of Memorial Day, finding that a substantial number of Americans value Memorial Day more as a holiday from work and an occasion for recreation and relaxation than as a time to honor the country’s fallen heroes.

 Environmentalism and the Government

Environmentalism and the Government, 1844-1989, traces the advancing control of local and state agencies and more especially federal authorities over the American environment. What is
striking about the theme of this volume was the expansion of federal control over the environment, and the incremental and at times ad hoc, yet steady nature of this development, at least before the 1960s. In retrospect one thing seems eminently clear, those Americans concerned about safeguarding the environment saw no viable alternative to entrusting the responsibility  to Uncle Sam.

Nicholas M. Healy, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology and Religious Studies

Thomas Aquinas: Theologian of the Christian Life

Reading Thomas as a pre-modern Dominican theologian rather than a philosopher brings to light the richness and complexity, yet profound simplicity, of the Christian way of life as Thomas describes it. Thereby, too, is revealed the ecumenical significance of his theology and its fruitfulness for contemporary theological inquiry.


Lucy T. Heckman, M.B.A.

University Library, Queens Campus


Part of a series of books about the top 100 thoroughbred champions of the 20th century, Damascus is the story of the 1967 United States Horse of the Year who won the Preakness, Belmont Stakes, American Derby, Brooklyn Handicap, Woodward Stakes and Travers Stakes among his 21 victories.




How to Find Business Information: A Guide for Businesspeople, Investors, and Researchers 

An introductory handbook for the business researcher. Covers how to find business information in areas of: economics, finance, management, insurance, real estate, accounting, taxation, and marketing. Features annotations of major business sources (in digital and print format)




The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management and Actuarial Science 

This book is a guide to insurance, risk management and actuarial science resources including books, monographs, series, trade associations, databases, legal services, and journals.




Suzanne M. Henderson, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Assistant Dean

The Torch: Motherwitt, Guideposts and Stories of Purposeful Womanhood

At some point it became tragically clear to the author that these days our girls are missing some valuable lessons on how to be a proper woman with self-respect. She was compelled to give young women some real stories, from real women, of real life situations as blueprints for overcoming challenges that helped them become “purposeful women.” But this book is a different conversation. The goal of this book is for young women to see themselves in the stories of the authors-to draw in and connect with young women who may feel like they are the only ones who have endured their plights. In brief, simple words, “you are not alone.”
The Torch: Motherwitt, Guideposts and Stories of Purposeful Womanhood, is like being surrounded by loving sisters, aunties, mothers, sister-friends, and abuelas (grandmothers) sharing their experiences, wisdom, and knowledge. It is a circle of voices whispering intentionally into your consciousness with stories of caring awareness to journey through the multiplicity of experiences that as women we share from different perspectives, yet are interwoven like a tapestry of many colors and textures. The voices of the young echo in the experiences of the elders as the threads are woven together in stories to reflect our intentionality to stand strong in our brilliance as women.”
-Marta Moreno Vega, Ph.D., President and Founder, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute


Fred Herron, D. Min.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology and Religious Studies

Combing the Tradition: Catholic Schools in the Era of Baptismal Consciousness

This is a sketchbook of the twin realities of Catholic faith and Catholic schools. A theological vision of the Catholic religious imagination provides the framework for viewing these realities from different angles. Taking Pope Benedict XVI’s remark that “truth is in the Whole,” this book looks at Catholic faith and education from the rich perspective of the sacramental or Catholic imagination. Historian John Tracy Ellis’ conviction that this age will be known as “the era of baptismal consciousness,” reflects a growing awareness in the entire Christian community that it must take its responsibilities in evangelization seriously.



John D. Hogan, Ph.D.

St John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology
 Dennis N. Thompson and Philip M. Clark

Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

This is a history of the mergence of the field of developmental psychology from its roots in philosophy and biology to its current status as a major research and applied field in psychology. It is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of developmental psychology, and examines the evolution of the field from the pre-scientific era to the present day.


Rachel Hollander, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Narrative Hospitality in Late Victorian Fiction: Novel Ethics

Bringing together poststructuralist ethical theory with late Victorian debates about the morality of literature, this book reconsiders the ways in which novels engender an ethical orientation or response in their readers, explaining how the intersections of nation, family, and form in the late realist English novel produce a new ethics of hospitality.



Michael Hostetler, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader’s Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to teach, model, and serve as a reference for upper division undergraduate students. This advanced, student-engagement focused, and flexible text offers students opportunities to increase their speaking abilities across a variety of more specific and complex contexts.


Peter Illich

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chemistry

Selected Problems in Physical Chemistry

Today, physical chemistry textbooks are written for science and engineering majors who possess an interest in and aptitude for mathematics. . . . I think the importance of physical chemistry goes beyond this. It should benefit both the science and engineering majors and those of us who dare to ask questions about the world around us. Numerical mathematics, or a way of thinking in mathematical formulas and numbers - which we all practice, when paying for utilities, groceries or gasoline- is important but should not be used to subordinate the infinitely rich world of physical chemistry.


Michael Indergaard, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology

Silicon Alley: The Rise and Fall of a New Media District

Chronicling the go-go years of the new media district from beginning to end, Silicon Alley is a brilliant account of a memorable era and a cautionary tale about the danger in mixing buzz with the (not-so) smart money. “Silicon Alley presents a clearheaded picture of the rise and decline of a new kind of urban industry. If creative people want to continue to live in high-priced cities, they would do well to heed the lessons in Indergaard’s book.” —Andrew Ross, author of No-Collar


Chaman L. Jain, Ph.D.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Economics and Finance

with Jack Malehorn
Benchmarking Forecasting Practices: A Guide to Improving Forecasting Performance

Business forecasting has come a long way. In the last two decades or so the whole landscape of business forecasting has changed, which resulted mostly from the advancement in computer technology, as well as from the development of new and better ways of forecasting. The corporate culture has also changed. The book benchmarks forecasting practices in corporate America including: forecasting process followed; management support; forecasting models and software/systems used; forecasting errors experienced; and salary and background of forecasters.


Rafael A. Javier, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Patterns of Desire: Sexual Diversity in Psychoanalysis

This book reformulates the importance of sexuality in psychoanalysis through an integrated theory reflecting contemporary multiculturalism and diversity. This book challenges the prevailing paradigm in psychology in general and in psychoanalysis, in particular. That is, the overreliance on specific theoretical formulations that do not provide adequate opportunities to understand and truly appreciate the dilemma that patients normally bring to a practice. The emphasis of the book is on providing a sophisticated psychoanalytic understanding of this complex and multifaceted experience as its appears in normal and abnormal development.

 Handbook of Adoption: Implications for Researchers, Practitioners and Families

This book is the first of its kind and attempts to address the major psychological, sociological, cultural and legal issues affecting members of the adoption triad (biological and adoptive parents and the adopted child/ individual) in all aspects of the adoption experience. It is a comprehensive volume that can be used as a handbook, a class text or a reference book for professionals. Importantly, this book manages to bring together under one title many renowned experts in the adoption field to create a unique compendium of serious, comprehensive and yet clear discussions about theoretical issues, research findings and practical considerations for those interested in knowing more about this important phenomenon.
 The Bilingual Mind: Thinking, feeling and speaking in two languages

This book focuses on a systematic exploration of bilingualism and its effect on the cognitive, emotional and social development of the bilingual individual. In this context, the book includes, among other things, a discussion on how the bilingual remembers and on how the ways the bilingual’s languages are organized could allow for different access of information across the bilingual languages. In this context, we then focus on the inherent problem with translation and interpretation.

Neil David Jespersen, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chemistry 

How To Prepare For the AP Chemistry Advanced Placement Test

This is a review of general chemistry for high school students who are preparing for the advanced placement examination in chemistry.



AP Chemistry

A review book of the material covered in Advanced Placement
Chemistry courses, including practice AP exams in hardcopy and on CD.



Chemistry: Matter and its Changes, 5th Edition 

A mid-level textbook in General Chemistry.



Study Guide to Accompany - Chemistry: Matter and its Changes

This is the study guide to accompany the textbook.

Modern Instrumental Analysis

This book covers all facets of modern instrumental analysis
needed for undergraduate and graduate course work.


AP Chemistry

Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. A complete review of General Chemistry as applied to the Educational Testing Service’s AP standards. There are pretests to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and simulated AP exams for practice.


Coauthors:  James E. Brady, Alison G. Hyslop
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chemistry 

CHEMISTRY: The Molecular Nature of Matter

This textbook is the sixth edition in a long line of General Chemistry texts published by Prof. James E. Brady while he was here at St. John's. This year the torch was passed to Professor Neil Jespersen, and we added Professor Alison Hyslop as a valuable co-author. Our text focuses on understanding the molecular nature of matter that allows us to deduce the macroscopic physical and chemical properties we observe every day. The text is written for the student and envisions taking students with a variety of preparation levels up to a competitive level of understanding for more advanced courses.


AP CHEMISTRY, 6th Edition

This book serves as an essential review for the Educational Testing Services' Advanced Placement test in Chemistry. This exam is often seen as a critical step in the career of those in the pre-medical sciences. One of the interesting aspects of this work is that it does not need to follow the common sequence of a general chemistry textbook. There are three diagnostic tests that help pinpoint areas where the students show weakness. There are three full-length practice exams with scoring templates to help the student assess their knowledge and probable scores. For the students of the digital generation, the diagnostic tests and practice exams are available on CD.


Abriana Jette, M.F.A.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

50 Whispers: Poems By Extraordinary Women

A collection of extraordinary female poets, including new translations from Sappho and Lady Kasa. “Even though each poem in this anthology is a voice from the past, each one has something important to say about the essence of being a woman today. Listen to these poets as they whisper their most private thoughts and feelings in your ear and marvel at how the bond of sisterhood transcends the passage of time.” –Abriana Jette


Michele Jones, Ph.D.

St. John’s College, Languages and Literatures

The Beginning Translator's Workbook or the ABCs of French to English Translation 

Designed as a translation course textbook for advanced students of French, this book combines methodology and practice for beginning translators with a proficiency in French ranging from intermediate to advanced level. It takes a linguistic approach to the problems of translation by addressing common and major pitfalls, such as delineation of translation units or what constitutes a concept beyond mere words, word polysemy, false cognates, and structural and cultural obstacles to literal translation. It offers chapter-by-chapter explanations of the various strategies used by professional translators to counter these problems: the translation devices known as transposition, modulation, equivalence and adaptation. Each chapter concludes with a variety of practice exercises focusing on one specific problem. The second part of the book is a global application of all the principles taught in the first part and guides the student step by step through the actual translation of a choice of literary (prose, poetry and plays) and non-literary excerpts. Many graduate and undergraduate French programs in Anglophone countries use this book..


French Grammar by Charts: A Comprehensive Review

French Grammar by Charts, resorts to a visual format of charts for ease of use and clarity of explanations. This format is designed to encompass grammatical concepts into units that are more easily understandable to users. The explanations are given in English so that instructors can assign specific charts to be studied at home before class, thereby reserving class time mainly for practice and composition writing.

The charts and their visual effects are meant to point to the essentials of what the student needs to study in order to be able to master a particular grammatical concept and structure. The concepts are illustrated with many examples.

The charts also aim to clarify grammatical concepts that differ in French and in English and point out the different dynamics in stylistics between the two languages for a comparative study that will help students reflect on their own native language, and make an error-free transition in translation from English into French. A glossary of common grammatical terms has been added to introduce students to grammatical terminology so they can make sense of the explanations given in the book.

The book allows for flexibility and can be used at both the intermediate and advanced levels in French courses designed to review grammar and practice composition writing in preparation for more advanced courses, such as courses on literature, civilization and culture.
It can be used at the advanced level over two semesters (part I -all grammatical structures except verbs- and part II -verbs, voices, aspects- are interchangeable to suit the needs of the course), and at the intermediate level over one semester by selecting only those charts which are applicable to the intermediate level. It will work in combination with any workbook for practice.


Adeena Karasick

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

The House That Hijack Built

With color collages, ironic war mongering subterfuge and Kabbalistic translations, The House That Hijack Built is an astonishing display of meaning production when language is pushed to the "limits" of logical or normative semantic patterns. "Karasick's writing is an extraordinary tour de force in the new paraliterary initiative of `fiction/theory' that blends various genres and revels in their `contamination'” — Canadian Book Review Annual


David Kaspar, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Philosophy


Intuitionism is the moral theory which claims that you know what’s right. Everyone has moral knowledge. In Intuitionism I explain how many of our ordinary moral beliefs and beliefs about morality best fit into the intuitionist framework. Major intuitionist developments in the recent philosophical literature are spelled out. Contemporary objections to the theory are considered and dealt with, the overall result being an account of intuitionism which can explain what’s right and best withstand attacks from rival moral theories.


Amy King, Ph.D., (Ed.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Bringing together novelistic courtships and the botanical systems of Linnaeus and his followers, Bloom offers a striking account of the way in which the language of “bloom,” derived from scientific botany, enabled a sexualized representation of maturation and marriage for novelists from Jane Austen to George Eliot and Henry James. The girl in bloom—the girl at her social and sexual peak—is a subject described and plotted through the language of botany. Through a fusion of literary and scientific history, King revokes the world of the botanical vernacular, a world in which the “marriages of plants” and the marriages of humans helped explain each other.

 Wives and Daughters

Amy M. King is the author of the introduction and notes to this Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Elizabeth Gaskell’s 19th-century novel Wives and Daughters. This is an affordable edition for the student and general reader that pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding. Tremendously popular in her lifetime, Elizabeth Gaskell has often been overshadowed by her contemporaries, the Brontes and George Eliot.

Jeffrey C. Kinkley, Ph.D. 

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

Selected Stories of Shen Congwen: Chinese-English Bilingual Edition

This book presents six representative stories by Shen Congwen (1902–1988), with texts in the original Chinese facing the English translations by Jeffrey C. Kinkley, from the author’s most mature period, the 1930s and 1940s. Shen Congwen has been called “one of the finest Chinese prose stylists of all time” and his stories’ settings range from rural villages to urban universities.


Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

An examination of the rebirth of the political novel in China in the 1990s, in historical context and with an analysis of China’s current and historical discourses of “official corruption” and “realism.”




Border Town

First published in 1934, Border Town brings to life the story of Cuicui, a young country girl coming of age during a time of national turmoil. A moving testament to the human spirit, Border Town is a beautifully written novel, considered Shen Congwen’s masterpiece for its brilliant portrayal of Chinese rural life before the Communist revolution.



Thomas M. Kitts, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English/Speech

Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else

Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else is a critical biography of Ray Davies, with a focus on his music and his times. The book studies Davies’s work from the Kink’s first singles through his 2006 solo album, from his rock musicals in the early 1970s to his one man stage show in the 1990s and from his films to his autobiography. Based on interviews with his closest associates, as well as studies of the recordings themselves, this book creates the most thorough picture of Davies’ work to date.



Literature and Work

This anthology with commentary, author profiles and questions introduces readers to literature on work-related topics. The book features contemporary as well as classic literatures with a global perspective. This literature is arranged under eight primary themes: Work: Definitions and Ideals; Entering the Work Force; Hard Work and Hard Times: The Working Poor; The Immigrant Experience; Class Struggle and the Dynamics of Power; Race, Gender and the Dynamics of Power; Work and Ethics; and Work: Fulfillment and Disillusionment.

John Fogerty: An American Son

John Fogerty:An American Son is the first critical biography to explore John Fogerty’s life and music. This book investigates Fogerty’s Americanism, his determined individualism, and unyielding musical vision which led to conflicts with his band, isolation from his family, constant legal battles, and some of the greatest songs of the 20th century.


Carmen Fernández Klohe, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

Rosa Chacel y las artes plásticas

In this book, the author explores a variety of literary uses of the visual arts in La Escuela de Platón, an autobiographical trilogy where Rosa Chacel relates her coming of age as an artist while creating a vivid chronicle of the cultural and intellectual environment experienced by her generation. Chacel’s background in sculpture and painting gives this trilogy its unique perspective, while her experiences as a woman in the male dominated art world influence the structure of the novels.


Rev. Robert E. Lauder, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

Magnetized by God: Religious Encounters through Film, Theater, Literature and Painting

The concept of divine revelation means that God is offering himself to every member of the human race. The central thesis of this book is that God can be encountered through art. Discussing film, theatre, literature and painting, Fr. Lauder suggests that great art sheds light  not only on the mystery of the human person but also on the mystery of God.


Love & Hope: Pope Benedict's Spirituality of Communion

The book is an explanation of what the Popes describe as a spirituality of communion – an attempt at linking our relationship to the Triune God to our relationship to other human persons. The central role of love and hope in this spirituality is emphasized in the book.



Azzedine Layachi, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Government and Politics

Global Studies: Africa, 12th Edition

This supplementary textbook gives a comprehensive presentation of Africa and includes selected world press articles on the continent’s sub-regions and countries. It has essays, maps and statistics for each region: North Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, South Africa and West Africa. The essays, drawn from multidisciplinary perspectives, examine the social, political and economic characteristics of all the countries of Africa.

 Coauthors: Thomas Krabacher, Ezekiel Kalipeni

Global Studies: Africa

This book is designed for students, scholars and practitioners. It is also a supplementary textbook with a comprehensive presentation of Africa; it includes selected world press articles on the continent's sub-regions and countries as well as essays, maps and statistics for the regions and countries. The essays, drawn from multidisciplinary perspectives, examine the social, political and economic characteristics of all the countries of Africa.

Global Studies: The Middle East

This book is designed for students, scholars and practitioners. It is also a supplementary textbook with a comprehensive presentation of Africa; it includes selected world press articles on the continent's sub-regions and countries as well as essays, maps and statistics for the regions and countries. The essays, drawn from multidisciplinary perspectives, examine the social, political and economic characteristics of all the countries of Africa.


Paula Kay Lazrus, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Institute of Core Studies

 Alex W. Barker

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

False collecting of histories and objects without context create opportunities for the corruption of the corpus of materials from which scholars develop their research. All the King's Horses is a groundbreaking volume that explores issues related to the looting of artifacts worldwide. Topics range from Ancient Coins and Biblical Artifacts to shipwreck looting in Australia. 



Francis A. Lees, Ph.D.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Economics and Finance
with Boris Z. Milner


An Analysis of Russia’s economic, business and financial policies influencing the role and status of this country as a location for foreign business and portfolio investors.

A. Andrea Licari, D.P.S.

College of Professional Studies, Administration and Economics

Business Games: A Global Reality

This book aids instructors to help students who do not have experience in business. The book is a business game that links Theory and Practice and the Reality of Practice. The game is a student group role-play simulation. It places the student into the framework of an interactive organizational structure that permits the student to exercise the business theories learned within the classroom. “With little doubt, while using this book, students will learn to have a deeper understanding of the complexities of management concepts. Statement made.” — Dr. Teresa Torres, The Academy of Management



Brian C. Lockey, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans: English Transnationalism and the Christian Commonwealth

Early Modern Catholics, Royalists and Cosmopolitans considers how the marginalized perspective of 16th - century English Catholic exiles and 17th -century English royalist exiles helped to generate a form of cosmopolitanism that was rooted in contemporary religious and national identities but also transcended those identities. Author Brian C. Lockey argues that English discourses of nationhood were in conversation with two opposing ‘cosmopolitan’ perspectives, one that sought to cultivate and sustain the emerging English nationalism and imperialism and another that challenged English nationhood from the perspective of those Englishmen who viewed the kingdom as one province within the larger transnational Christian commonwealth. Lockey illustrates how the latter cosmopolitan perspective, produced within two communities of exiled English subjects, separated in time by half a century, influenced fiction writers such as Sir Philip Sydney, Edmund Spenser, Anthony Munday, Sir John Harington, John Milton, and Aphra Behn. Ultimately, he shows that early modern cosmopolitans critiqued the emerging discourse of English nationhood from a traditional religious and political perspective, even as their writings eventually gave rise to later secular Enlightenment forms of Cosmopolitanism.
“All in all, this book is exemplary in its composition and selection of sources, and whilst kind to the reader in terms of comprehensibility, does not compromise on historiographical information. Well-evidenced and intriguing, Lockey has produced a work that will be approached in years to come from many different disciplines. This book will be invaluable to any critics of religious identities, nation, and selfhood within the early modern period.”
-Sophie Jane Buckingham, University of East Anglia Renaissance Studies



Richard A. Lockshin

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences 

with Zahra Zakeri

When Cells Die II

This book, reference material for upper-level researchers, covers all major aspects of the subject of apoptosis, or programmed cell death, written by the most authoritative scientists in the field. The topic was a major part of the 2002 Nobel Prize in medicine, and there are over 100,000 publications in the field. The second edition—a complete rewriting of this book—was solicited because the first edition, in 1998, was very well received and won several prizes.


The Joy of Science: An Examination of How Scientists Ask and Answer Questions Using the Story of Evolution as a Paradigm

This book explores why questions arise in science and looks at how questions are tackled, what constitutes a valid answer and why. The author does not bog down the reader in technical details or
lists of facts to memorize. Instead, he places the questions in their historical and cultural context, ranging from the earliest intimations that the earth had a long history to current controversies, even describing the origins, challenges and promises of modern molecular biology. The author’s thesis is that scientific logic is an extension of the common human logic used by everyone on a daily basis, and that
it can and should be understood by everyone.


Methods in Enzymology, Volume 442 and 446

MiE is the premier authority for techniques in major branches of biomedical research.


John Lowney, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern American Poetry, 1935-1968

Late Modernist American Poetry and Historical Amnesia investigates the problem of cultural memory that preoccupied late modernist American poets, from the socioeconomic crisis of the 1930s through the emergence of the new social movements of the 1960s. Concentrating specifically on Left writers whose historical consciousness was shaped by the Depression and World War II, this book articulates their challenging revisions of national collective memory as it redefines the importance of late modernism in American literary history.


Kathleen Lubey, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

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

Excitable Imaginations offers a new approach to the history of pornography. Looking beyond a counter-canon of bawdy literature, Kathleen Lubey identifies a vigilant attentiveness to sex across a wide spectrum of literary and philosophical texts in eighteenth-century Britain. Esteemed public modes of writing such as nationalist poetry, moral fiction, and empiricist philosophy, as well as scandalous and obscene writing, persistently narrate erotic experiences - desire, voyeurism, seduction, orgasm. The recurring turn to sexuality in literature and philosophy, she argues, allowed authors to recommend with great urgency how the risqué delights of reading might excite the imagination to ever-greater degrees of educability on moral and aesthetic matters. Moralists such as Richardson and Adam Smith, like their licentious counterparts Rochester, Haywood, and Cleland, purposefully evoke salacious fantasy so that their audiences will recognize reading as an intellectual act that is premised on visceral pleasure.


Gregory Maertz, Ph.D., (Ed.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

George Eliot’s Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1871–72) is one of the classic novels of English literature and was admired by Virginia Woolf as “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” A female Bildungsroman and a study of character and society in the realistic mode pioneered by Balzac, Middlemarch is also a historical novel that offers a panorama of English society in an era of social reform and political agitation. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a rich selection of contextual materials, including contemporary reviews of the novel; other writings by George Eliot (essays, reviews and criticism);  and historical documents pertaining to medical reform, religious freedom and the advent of the railroads.


Sharon Marshall, M.A.

Institute for Core Studies, First-Year Writing

Water Child

Becky and Elliot are idealistic and artistic 20-somethings who met at an elite college and married shortly after graduation. She is black and Christian; he is white and Jewish. Despite their backgrounds, families and the social and political climate of the 1980s, they are convinced that their love, education and the baby they are expecting are all they need to be happy. When tragedy strikes, they must confront their vulnerability and come to acknowledge that there are ways of knowing and lessons about life that they still need to learn.


Marian Maskulak, Ph.D., S.T.D.

St John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology and Religious Studies

Edith Stein: Selected Writings (Hardcover)

The book is a volume in the Classics of Western Spirituality Series. Selections have been taken from Edith Stein's corpus of writings that pertain to the spiritual life, including 77 pages of her work that had not yet been translated into English. The selections are arranged thematically. A general introduction focuses on Edith Stein's own spiritual journey and a brief introduction also begins each thematic chapter.



Mary Ann Maslak, Ph.D.

The School of Education, Early Childhood and Adolescent Education

Daughters of the Tharu: Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the Education of Nepali Girls

Girls in the emerging world do not enroll in and graduate from school at the same rate as boys. This book, primarily addresses two themes: the general factors that influence Tharu ethnic minority girls’ educational participation in Nepal, and the process of the educational decision-making by parents for their daughters. Based on data gathered during a series of field visits from 1997 through 2001, her book not only identifies the most important conditions in the educational decision-making process for Tharu parents, namely, ethnicity and religiosity, but also examines the conversations, and discussions in the household, which reveal ways in which power influences the decision to educate a girl in the Tharu community.

The Structure and Agency of Women's Education

This collection examines the educational policies, programs, and practices that offer and/or deny adolescent girls and young women the opportunity for change and advancement, from both comparative and international perspectives. Grounded in social and feminist theory, the essays focus on the dynamic interaction between agency and structure. The first part of the book outlines fundamental principles of public policy and provides examples of their application. Part 2 explores, within the context of globalization, the impact of international organizations “large and small” on the local level. Part 3 looks at the influence of sociocultural forces on women's ability to participate in educational programs. Part 4 proffers innovative methodologies that demonstrate how the agency of voice within the structure of the research setting ultimately furthers our understanding of women's education. Throughout the book, the complexities in delivering and improving education for females in India, China, Kenya, the United States, and other parts of the world are revealed.

Judith McVarish, Ph.D.

The School of Education, Department of Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescent Education

Where’s the Wonder in Elementary Math?: Encouraging Reasoning in the Classroom

Where’s the Wonder argues that even in today’s high stakes testing environment, “teaching to the test” need not be teachers’ only focus as they introduce young children to mathematics. This book provides strategies for enabling children to develop as critical thinkers rather than as robotic test takers. Vignettes are shared of teachers equipping students with reflective habits that have enabled these young learners to see critically their role in creating solutions.


Steve Mentz, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Rogues and Early Modern English Culture

This book collects essays about the English Renaissance equivalents of today’s “true-crime” bestsellers: pamphlets, poems, plays, and historical records that purport to tell the scandalous truth about the culture of vagrants, criminals, and prostitutes hovering on the margins of English life.
“Rogues and Early Modern English Culture is an up-to-date and suggestive collection on a subject that all scholars of the early modern period have encountered but few have studied in the range and depth represented here.” —Lawrence Manley, Yale University


Romance for Sale in Early Modern England: The Rise of Prose Fiction

English fiction self-consciously invented itself as a new form of literary culture near the end of the 16th century, when professional writers for the first time created books to be printed and sold to anonymous readers. The period’s narrative innovations, however, emerged not solely from changes in early modern culture like the book market or print, but also from the rediscovery of a forgotten classic of late antiquity, Heliodorus’s Aethiopian History. This comprehensive historicist and formalist account of early modern English prose romance situates the legacy of Heliodorus and the achievements of early modern writers within the larger narrative of prose fiction, thus connecting early modern literary culture to the rise of the modern novel.


 At the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Ocean

We need a poetic history of the ocean, and Shakespeare can help us find one. There is more real salt in the plays than we might expect. Shakespeare's dramatic ocean spans the God-sea of the ancient world and the immense blue vistas that early modern mariners navigated. Throughout his career, from the opening shipwrecks of The Comedy of Errors through The Tempest, Shakespeare's plays figure the ocean as shocking physical reality and mind-twisting symbol of change and instability. To fathom Shakespeare's ocean -- to go down to its bottom - this book's chapters focus on different things that humans do with, in, and near the sea: fathoming, keeping watch, swimming, beachcombing, fishing, and drowning. Uncovering the depths of Shakespeare's maritime world, this book draws out the centrality of the sea in our literary culture.




Oceanic New York

A collection of essays, poems and artwork that considers New York City’s relationship with the ocean. The book emerges from a symposium on the St. John’s University Queens campus in October, 2013 and features the work of three St. John’s faculty members-Steve Mentz (English), Granville Ganter (English), and Elizabeth Albert (Discover New York)-and three recent graduates of the English M.A. program: Dean Kritikos, Bailey Robertson and Matt Zazzarino.


Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization 1550-1719

Shipwreck Modernity engages early modern representations of maritime disaster in order to describe the global experience of ecological crisis during the early modern period. In the wet chaos of catastrophe, sailors sought temporary security as their worlds were turned upside down. Similarly, writers, poets, and other thinkers searched for stability amid the cultural shifts that resulted from global expansion. The ancient master plot of shipwreck provided a literary language for their dislocation and uncertainty.
“A compelling, provocative, even lyrical piece of scholarship that will undoubtedly inaugurate new critical discussions of maritime humanities, eco-criticism, early modern literature, and shipwreck studies.  -Josiah Blackmore, Harvard University



John J. Metzler, M.A.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Government and Politics

Trans-Atlantic Divide: The USA/Euroland Rift?

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Government and Politics The trans-Atlantic gap between America and Europe widened in the countdown to and in the aftermath of the 2003 Iraq War. A vitriolic political standoff concerning Iraq brought severe stress to relations between the Bush Administration and many key Western European allies, especially France and Germany, creating a chasm of misperceptions deepened by incessant media hype. Sadly, stereotypes still abound. In an atmosphere where trans-Atlantic ties are viewed not through the prism of policy, but rather through that of emotion - where shrill polemical accounts of the USA vs. Euroland create a self-fulfilling prophecy, this book brings back a needed balance to the debate: are the USA and Europe really at odds?


Timothy A. Milford, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

The Gardiners of Massachusetts: Provincial Ambition and the British-American Career

Gardiners explores late 18th century American political and cultural history through the lives and careers of three men from successive generations of a prominent New England family. These men exemplified the ambitions of the cosmopolitan middle class throughout the British Empire and English-speaking Atlantic world during the decades just before and after the American Revolution. Their ambitions demonstrate a deep allegiance to the liberal vocabulary of private gains and public good—a vocabulary in which Americans had been schooled by their imperial engagements.


Stephen Paul Miller, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Skinny Eighth Avenue

Skinny Eight Avenue is a surreal and extraordinarily witty intrusion into the flow of postmodern life, altering its course and in doing so disclosing the assumptions of its power. These poems are unique in their insouciant and insightful analyses of life in an age that is moving along too swiftly for everyone’s good. With intelligence and humor, Stephen Paul Miller presents the world as at once full of play and utterly serious, in this memorable collection punctuated by whimsical drawings by his son, Noah.


Being with a Bullet

“Somebody once said poetry without rhyme is like playing tennis with the net down. But Stephen Miller’s poetry plays a different game in which the relevant phrase is “nothing but net,” a series of subtle daggers, long bombs and slam dunks: sly, funny, artful and unforgettable. Highly recommended for sports fans and deracinated who like being reeled into the net of critically smart poetry.” — W. J. T. Mitchell



Fort Dad

"Lively, brainy, probing… Miller’s erudite, humane and yes, talky poems are punctuated by young Noah with exuberant drawings. Time in these poems is shown to be illusory and malleable. The effect produced is like a dream in which one suddenly realizes one can fly or breathe underwater: one can move forward in the present tense-simulacra of this book." —Joyelle McSweeney, Constant Critic.



Coeditor: Daniel Morris

Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture

“There is no other book that addresses the relation of radical modernist and contemporary poetry and secular Jewish culture. And it turns out that this topic is of great interest to a compelling range of contemporary poets and scholars. The essays collected have an energy and an engagement that make the book both elucidating and a pleasure. The book focuses on American Judaism as a culture.” Charles Bernstein



Regina M. Mistretta, Ed.D.

The School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Teachers Engaging Parents and Children in Mathematical Learning: Nurturing Productive Collaboration

This book serves to enliven three-way partnerships among parents, teachers and students concerning mathematical learning in elementary and middle school settings. Key tenets of the principles concerning constructivism and overlapping spheres of influence are presented to provide a solid theoretical basis for teaching mathematics the way we do and for involving parents in the learning process.




Using Teacher Inquiry for Knowing and Supporting Parents with Mathematics

This is an inquiry guide for teachers who wonder about parent-child interactions with mathematics and how best to support those interactions. Readers are invited to embark on a journey filled with surveying, observing, and interviewing classroom families. Lessons learned by inquiring teachers, author included, are shared along with responsive action steps. The goals for everyone reading and using this book is to build strong bridges between home and school, and ultimately support children’s learning of mathematics.

“Now more than ever, the teaching of mathematics is in the spotlight in the educational arena. This book provides valuable insights for teachers and parents alike to promote the importance of mathematics education. More importantly I am hopeful that the end result will be students enjoying mathematics, learning content more deeply, and becoming more effective problem solvers in the world in which we live.”
                                                                               -Anthony Biscione, Senior Deputy Superintendent of Schools, R.C. Diocese of Brooklyn




Eduardo Mitre, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

El Paraguas de Manhattan

El Paraguas de Manhattan (The Umbrella of Manhattan) is the ninth volume of poems by Eduardo Mitre. The poems in this book celebrate the urban body of Manhattan, its rivers, its parks and other mythical sites of the city. They praise the city’s cultural, ethnic and linguistic variety. The book also expresses the mourning caused by the September 11, 2001, tragedy. There are poems inspired by the paintings of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Edward Hopper.



De cuatro constelaciones. Ensayo y antología

This book is a study about the works of the four most important poets that the modernist movement has produced in Bolivia: Ricardo Jaimes Freyre, Franz Tamayo, Gregorio Reynold and José Eduardo Guerra, all of them of continental repercussion. Followed by an anthology of their poems, the detailed study encompasses the analysis of the poetic of each author, the eroticism, as well as their experience of time and the vision of the Spanish conquest.



Paul D. Molnar, Ph.D.

College of Professional Studies, Humanities

Incarnation and Resurrection: Toward a Contemporary Understanding

This book calls into question a tradition of over 40 years in which Christology has been pursued from below by arguing that any such Christology tends to undermine the Church’s understanding of faith which rests on the fact that Jesus never existed at all except as the incarnate Word. My thesis is not in opposition to Christology from below, which tends to begin with only the human Jesus in abstraction from his being as the Word, a Christology from above, which may begin solely with his divinity, but to stress that Christology must begin with Jesus himself as attested in the New Testament and as recognized in faith as one who never existed except as truly divine and truly human.

 Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity

This book provides an important study of the theology of Thomas F. Torrance, who is generally considered to have been one of the most significant theologians writing in English during the 20th century, with a view toward showing how his theological method and all his major doctrinal views were shaped by his understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity.



Melissa Mowry, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

The Bawdy Politic in Stuart England, 1660–1714

With this original study, Melissa Mowry makes a strong contribution to a provocative interdisciplinary conversation about an important and influential sub-genre: 17th century political pornography.
“This is a fascinating study of how the distopic vision of pornographic pamphlets and broadsides—particularly their representation of a monstrous bawdy politic governed by ‘common women’—provided fodder for anti-democratic politics of the late 17th-century.” —Valerie Traub, University of Michigan

 Roxana by Daniel Defoe

A critical edition of Daniel Defoe’s last novel, Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress, this book offers students and professors a newly annotated text. The introduction takes advantage of new research and thinking on women, sexuality and prostitution in late Stuart England and combines that with long-neglected contemporary documents that provide enriched opportunities for intellectual and historical engagement.

Jay Nathan, Ph.D.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Management

Kazakhstan's New Economy: Post-Soviet, Central Asian Industries in a Global Era

Kazakhstan has faced severe economic challenges since it gained independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Kazakhstan’s New Economy explores how the country might shed the outdated business practices that continue to hamper its growth. Jay Nathan first provides a historical overview of the economy and then delves deeper into the strengths and weaknesses of nine major industries, including oil and gas, banking, telecommunications, and transportation. Nathan’s careful analysis and recommendations will provide valuable insight for anyone interested in Central Asia’s economic growth. 



Daniel Ness, Ph.D.

School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Coauthor: Stephen J. Farenga

Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development

This comprehensive and exhaustive reference work on the subject of education from the primary grades through higher education combines educational theory with practice, making it a unique contribution to the educational reference market. Issues related to human development and learning are examined by individuals whose specializations are in diverse areas including education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, law, and medicine. The book focuses on important themes in education and human development. Authors consider each entry from the perspective of its social and political conditions as  well as historical underpinnings. The book also explores the people whose contributions have played a seminal role in the shaping of educational ideas, institutions, and organizations, and includes entries on these institutions and organizations. This work integrates numerous theoretical frameworks with field-based applications from many areas in educational research.

“The introduction lauds this work as ‘probably the most impressive compendium of writings about education . . . ever assembled.’ But although it's a solid, well-organized encyclopedia with a specific focus, much of this information is attainable elsewhere, in various chunks, from sources like the Handbook of Educational Psychology (Macmillian, 1996) and the all-inclusive International Encyclopedia of Education (Elsevier, 1994). Most of the contributors are from the U.S., giving this an American focus that is counterbalanced slightly by coverage of children's rights worldwide and a section devoted to education from an international perspective. The references are up-to-date, and libraries that can afford the steep price will want to supplement their educational reference sections with this work. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.”
Susan Gardner, Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved.


Coauthor: Stephen J. Farenga

Knowledge under Construction: The Importance of Play in Developing Children's Spatial and Geometric Thinking

Knowledge under Construction is the first to examine young children's spatial and scientific thinking through their architectural constructions with Legos and blocks. The authors' coding system allows teachers and parents to observe and record children's cognitive behaviors related to spatial thinking. In challenging Piaget's thesis, the authors illuminate our conceptions of children's emergent knowledge of space and scientific inquiry, and provide new insight into alternative ways to measure cognitive abilities in children based through block play.

"For preschool educators as well as interested developmental researchers, Knowledge under Construction offers a succinct, useful introduction to the topic, delineating various aspects of spatial, geometric, and architectural thinking and related theoretical perspectives that can be brought to bear on children's construction play. The book also contains helpful pedagogical features such as a set of topics and questions at the end of each chapter for discussion. Major contributions of the book are in situating this important developmental topic in natural settings (young children's spontaneous construction play) and in pointing to some promising directions regarding how this knowledge can shed light on preschool and elementary education, particularly in science and mathematics."
— David Yun Dai, State University of New York at Albany


Coeditor: Chia-Ling Lin

International Education: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues and Systems

This encyclopedia is the most current and exhaustive reference available on international education. It provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of key topics, concepts, and issues, as well as in-depth studies  of approximately 180 national educational systems throughout the world. Articles examine education broadly and at all levels--from primary grades through higher education, formal to informal education, country studies to global organizations.

"International Education has no current print competitors. It fills an important niche in comparative education reference collections. Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty." –Choice



William R. Nester, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Government and Politics

Napoleon and the Art of Diplomacy: How War and Hubris Determined the Rise and the Fall of the French Empire

Although a small library could be filled with books on Napoleon, Napoleon and the Art of Diplomacy is the first comprehensive exploration of Napoleon the diplomat and how his abilities in that arena shaped his military campaigns and the rise and fall of the French empire.

 Haunted Victory: The American Crusade to Destroy Saddam and Impose Democracy in Iraq

Haunted Victory explores the dynamic trajectory of beliefs, actions, and their consequences in what will forever be debated as among the most controversial and costly operations in American history in terms of security, power, wealth, and honor. 



From Mountain Man to Millionaire: `The Bold and Dashing Life' of Robert Campbell  (revised and expanded edition)

From Mountain Man to Millionaire tells the fascinating story of Robert Campbell, who came to America from Ireland in 1822, and entered the Rocky Mountain fur trade soon after. He quickly rose from trapper to brigade leader to partner- all within a half dozen years. In the mid-1830s, having amassed considerable wealth, Campbell retired from the mountains and embarked on a new career. He returned to St. Louis and built up a business empire that embraced the mercantile, steamboat, railroad, and banking industries. Hold up a mirror to Robert Campbell's life and you see reflected much of America's nineteenth century.

 The Revolutionary Years: The Art of American Power during the Early Republic 

The Revolutionary Years reveals how the nation's leaders asserted power during the fourteen years from the Revolution’s first shots at Lexington in April 1775 to the adoption of the Constitution in 1789.


The Frontier War for American Independence

Although the American Revolution is commonly associated with specific locations such as the heights above Boston or the frozen Delaware River, important events took place in the wooded, mountainous lands of the frontier. The vicious war on the frontier significantly altered the course of the Revolution and involved regular troops, volunteers and Indians who clashed in large-scale campaigns and bloody fights for land, home and family. Nester brings this long-obscured chapter of the War for Independence out from the shadows of Concord and Brandywine and reshapes how we understand American history.

 Globalization: A Short History of the Modern World

Today all humans are formally tied to all others through their country's membership in the United Nations and numerous other international organizations, along with the immediate benefits of global trade, telecommunications, travel and the internet. Yet globalization has a dark side - it destroys, as well as creates jobs, wealth and lives, while every human lives under the shadow of potential nuclear and ecological extinction. Globalization: A Short History of the Modern World explores that all powerful force for good and evil from Renaissance through today and beyond.

Globalization, War, and Peace in the Twenty-First Century

Many a war has been fought under the lofty banner of justice, freedom and equality. Many more, however, are provoked by the far darker motives of greed, aggression, fear, vengeance, hatred and ignorance. Globalization, War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century explores humanity's most persistent and tragic problem.


Globalization, Wealth and Power in the Twenty-first Century

Disputes over trade, intellectual property, economic development, multinational corporations,industrial policy and the environment are among the most prominent geo-economic conflicts. Globalization, Wealth and Power in the Twenty-first Century offers an in-depth exploration of all dimensions of the subject.

The Epic Battles for Ticonderoga, 1758 

On July 8, 1758, British General James Abercromby ordered a controversial frontal assault of the French defenses on the Ticonderoga peninsula in upstate New York. Outnumbering the French by four to one, the capture of their fort, named Carillon, seemed all but assured. Once the fort — called the “key to a continent” — was in British hands, the road would be open to invade Canada, capture Montreal and Quebec and end the French and Indian War. This book examines the skirmishes and raids in the months leading up to the battle, discusses Abercromby’s campaign in the larger context of British grand strategy for the year 1758, the roles of key military and political figures on both sides and the conflict’s aftermath.





Jeffrey S. Nevid, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Coauthor: Spencer A. Rathus

Psychology and the Challenges of Life, 9th Edition

From adjusting to college life and deciding on a career to coping with negative emotions and relieving stress—Nevid and Rathus’s Psychology and the Challenges of Life, Ninth Edition reports on relevant psychological theory and current research, and shows you how to apply this information to your daily life. Now thoroughly updated, this Ninth Edition features references to the latest scientific findings, integrated coverage of human diversity, new and revised pedagogical features and more.


Coauthors: Spencer A. Rathus and Beverly Greene

Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World, 6th Edition

Abnormal psychology is more than the study of the features, causes and treatments of psychological disorders. This new edition of a leading college text incorporates a first-person perspective in which
people struggling with the challenges of mental disorders tell their own stories in first-person accounts and accompanying video case interviews.


Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications

This first edition of the an introductory psychology text carries the unique pedagogical framework of a concept-based modular approach to teaching introductory psychology. The author’s research on textbook pedagogy provides an empirical foundation supporting the learning benefits of this pedagogical approach.


Psychology: Concepts and Applications, 2nd Edition

A mainstream textbook used in introductory psychology courses, it adopts a unique pedagogical framework based on the Four Es of Effective Learning: engaging interest; encoding important information; elaborating meaning; and evaluating progress. The author draws upon evidence from his research on pedagogical effectiveness in developing the book's pedagogical framework and introduces a new study tool, concept signaling. This edition also introduces the use of concept maps for the first time in introductory psychology.


Coauthors: Spencer A. Rathus and Beverly Greene

Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World, 7th Edition

A textbook for college level courses in abnormal psychology, the text
covers the major classes of psychological disorders with respect to their features or symptoms, underlying causal factors and ways of treating them. More than a compendium of diagnoses, causes and treatments, this text puts a human face on the study of abnormal psychology by bringing students into the world of people who are struggling with many kinds of psychological disorders through first-person accounts, illuminating case studies and videotaped interviews.


Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment and Growth, 11th Edition

This was the first college textbook I authored (with my colleague Spencer Rathus) and is now in the 11th edition, published in 2010. The text is used in courses in psychological adjustment and human relations. The text focuses on applications of psychological knowledge to the challenges we face in life, from building and maintaining relationships and learning to manage stress more effectively to adopting healthier habits and lifestyles.



Coauthor: Spencer Rathus

Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment and Growth (12th Edition)


The most recent edition of this college textbook in the area of psychological adjustment and personal growth. The text continues the tradition of providing students with an understanding of how psychology relates to our personal lives and how they can use psychological principles and concepts to meet various challenges in living.


Coauthors: Spencer Rathus and Beverly Greene

Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World (9th Edition)


The latest edition of this mainstream textbook on abnormal psychology, now updated to include the DSM-5, and including an expanded focus on contributions from neuroscience research and the importance of issues of diversity in assessment and treatment of psychological disorders.


Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Application (4th Edition)

The most recent edition of the author's introductory psychology text in a briefer version that focuses on the core concepts in psychology and helps guide students through their first exposure to the field of psychology.



Mary Noe, J.D.

College of Professional Studies, Legal Studies

IEP Workshop: Building Teacher-Parent Partnerships

A parent's guide to navigate the school and legal systems regarding the Individual with Disabilities Education Act.


James O’Keefe, Ph.D.

College of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

Protecting the Republic: The Education and Training of American Police Officers 


As America begins the 21st century, many of the challenges traditionally facing law enforcement are profoundly changing. International terrorism, the urgent need for inter-agency communication and cooperation, sophisticated intelligence requirements, and many other factors are changing the rules of the game. Hiring more police officers and purchasing new radio cars, weapons, computers and technology are still important, but not enough. Now, more than ever, the investment to improve public safety must begin up front in the education and training of the officers. To effectively manage the complex challenges currently facing it, American public policy must acknowledge that the best way to enhance public safety is to enhance the quality of the individual officer.


Allan Ornstein, Ed.D.

The School of Education, Administrative and Instructional Leadership

with Thomas J. Lasley, II

Strategies for Effective Teaching, 4th Edition


This revised textbook uses PRAXIS and INTASC criteria as well as current research to show pre-service teachers how the art and science of teaching come together in an effective classroom. The authors provide an up-to-date review of teacher planning, teaching methods and assessment. With a focus on learning rather than instruction, the authors help pre-service teachers see that teaching is more than just talking or telling.


with Daniel Levine

The School of Education, Administrative and Instructional Leadership

Foundations of Education, 9th Edition


Written for those beginning their teaching careers as well as for those simply interested in the educational issues and policies that are affecting America, the ninth edition of Foundations of Education provides a complete overview and analysis of the most important topics and issues needed to build an educational foundation.


with Richard Sinatra

The School of Education, Department of Human Services and Counseling

K-8 Instructional Methods: A Literacy Perspective

This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of content and pedagogy taught in methods courses accenting instruction from the primary to eighth grades. The authors have written the book for students who are preparing for or are engaged in a teaching career and who desire to learn how literacy instruction impacts the entire curriculum. Students’ success in school, particularly in these days of vigorous academic standards and high stakes testing, is related to their abilities to read, comprehend, analyze and reflect through critical thinking, writing and computer interactions. The text is organized in a realistic and easy-to use format, offering ideas for integrating theory with practice to improve the teaching and learning process.


Derek Owens, D.A.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 

Resisting Writings and the Boundaries of Composition

What do H.D., John Cage, Gertrude Stein, Susan Howe, Howlin' Wolf, Public Enemy, and the French Oulipo movement have to do with the teaching of writing? Everything, Derek Owens argues in this ambitious and eclectic rethinking of composition studies. This timely analysis will be of interest not only to those involved with the teaching of composition, but also to those interested in rhetoric, literature, and creative writing, as well as in feminist and cross-cultural studies. Rather than condemning either academic or "expressive" discourse, Owens proposes to overlap the worlds of composition and poetics and to teach writing from a perspective inclusive of feminist, non-Eurocentric, and experimental ways of making discourse. "No one who reads this book will ever return to teaching composition in the same old way without at least a twinge of guilt."


Composition and Sustainability: Teaching for a Threatened Generation

While sustainability—meeting today’s needs without jeopardizing the interests of future generations—has become a dominating force in a range of disciplines, it has yet to play a substantive role in English studies. Derek Owens argues that, in light of worsening environmental crises and accelerating social injustices, we need to use sustainability as a way to structure courses and curricula, and that composition studies, with its inherent cross-disciplinarity and its unique function in students’ academic lives, can play a key role in giving sustainability a central place in students’ thinking and in the curriculum as a whole.

Memory's Wake

Memory’s Wake is a work of experimental nonfiction consisting of memoir, family biography, regional history, photo essay, and staggered narrative. Owens’s story revolves around his mother’s childhood and the sensational abuse she encountered at the hands of her family during the 1930s and 40s in the Finger Lakes of New York--and how that history hibernated in her mind until sprouting forty years later as “recovered memories.” The book weaves her account with General Sullivan’s genocidal campaign against the Iroquois, the cult of the Publick Universal Friend, weird religious visionaries from the “burnt-over district,” and secret messages hidden within walls. It is also a tale that while presenting the awful facts of one woman’s girlhood, contrasts them with the author’s fairly idyllic upbringing. Memory’s Wake is a testimony to one woman’s fortuitous ability to stop the cycle of abuse and dehumanization she inherited--in the words of Gerald Vizenor, an act of “survivance.”

Rev. Robert Pagliari, C.Ss.R., Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication Sciences and Theater

with Maril Crabtree

Sacred Stones: How the Power of the Earth Can Change Your Life

This book teaches us about our sacred connections—to spirit, to self, to memory, to imagination... to deep archetypal urges. In this book, which is the sequel to Sacred Feathers, author and editor Maril Crabtree offers a collection of stories, poems and meditations from over 75 authors about how stones—from the tiniest pebble to the largest monument—have influenced and guided us during pivotal moments in our lives. Pagliari is the contributing author of “A Stone from Ground Zero” in this book.



Robert Pecorella, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Institute for Core Studies

Coeditor: Jeffrey Stonecash

Governing New York State

Because of its great diversity, New York State has more extensive social and political conflict than most states. In this guide to New York State politics, political institutions, and public policy, experts analyze how these conflicts are organized and represented, and how the political process and political institutions work to try to resolve them.


Michael Perino, J.D., LL.M.

School of Law

The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance

The book examines the 1933 hearings that put Wall Street on trial for the Great Crash. It focuses on the ten dramatic days when Ferdinand Pecora, a Sicilian immigrant turned Senate investigator, cross-examined the officers of the National City Bank of New York (today's Citigroup), particularly its chairman, Charles Mitchell, one of the best known bankers of his day. Pecora's rigorous questioning exposed City Bank's financial abuses, revelations that galvanized public opinion and led directly to the New Deal's landmark economic reforms.


Herbert Pierson, Ed.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literature

English for International Academic Conferences

This book has been conceived to fill an important educational need in today’s China, where graduate students in many academic fields are participating in international conferences where English is the medium of communication. This book answers the theoretical and practical needs of graduate students participating in such international conferences. Moreover, it is a contribution to the growing academic field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).


New Century English for Postgraduate Students: Reading B - Student's Book and Teacher's Book

This is a set of 15 contemporary reading texts for use of postgraduate,
non-English majors in China, who must enhance their English for their academic studies and future careers. Each chapter consists of warm-up exercises, a reading text, followed by relevant comprehension and writing exercises.


Alejandro Quintana, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, History

Maximino Avila Camacho and the One-Party State: The Taming of Caudillismo and Caciquismo in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

This book illustrates the relationship between regional political bosses to help establish a one party state in post-revolutionary Mexico, one that pretended to support a democratic state.


Pancho Villa: A Biography


This is a biography of a famous Mexican revolutionary. It's an synthesis of the most recent scholarship on him, a pedagogical tool to help students develop research habits. This book is part of Greenwood biography series.


Alice Ramos, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Philosophy

Dynamic Transcendentals: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty from a Thomistic Perspective

Addressing contemporary interest in the relationship between metaphysics and ethics, as well as the significance of beauty for ethics, Alice Ramos presents an accessible study of the transcendentals and provides a dynamic rather than static view of truth, goodness, and beauty. She emphasizes the role played by the human person in the perfection of the universe, in the return of all things to their source, and relies on the philosophical and theological wisdom of Thomas Aquinas as well as contemporary thinkers such as Jacques Maritain, John Paul II, and others. This study of the transcendentals helps us to make the connection between the metaphysical order and the moral order, and also, sheds light on contemporary culture and moral questions. The book is divided into three parts, the first of which is focused on the transcendental of truth. It presents themes in Aristotelian metaphysics as developed by Aquinas and shows the importance of an ethics of knowing. The second part focuses on beauty and teleology and discusses human and divine providence, evil and suffering, the experience of vulnerability and shame, and the relationship between the good and glory. The final section considers moral beauty, the ugliness of vice, and the role of art for human perfection.


Douglas B. Rasmussen, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

Rational Man: A Modern Interpretation of Aristotelian Ethics by Henry B. Veatch


About three years ago, Douglas Rasmussen persuaded Liberty Fund Press to bring Henry B. Veatch’s modern interpretation and lively introduction to Aristotle’s ethics, Rational Man, back into print. Douglas Rasmussen provides a preface and an annotated bibliography for this volume. (Rational Man was first published in 1962 by Indiana University Press.)

 Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics

How can we establish a political/legal order that in principle does not require the human flourishing of any person or group to be given structured preference over that of any other? Addressing this question as the central problem of political philosophy, Norms of Liberty offers a new conceptual foundation for political liberalism that takes protecting liberty, understood in terms of individual negative rights, as the primary aim of the political/legal order.
 Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty

A collection of interpretive and critical essays by philosophers
and political scientists which explore central themes in liberalism and its ethical and metaphysical grounding as developed in Rasmussen and Den Uyl’s Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics (2005). Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl contains an omnibus reply essay by Rasmussen and Den Uyl, “Norms of Liberty: Challenges and Prospects.”
 Reality, Reason, and Rights: Essays in Honor of Tibor R. Machan

This is a collection of essays by various well-respected philosophers dealing with issues raised by the writings of Tibor R. Machan.


Normas de Liberdade: uma base perfecccionista uma politi não-perfeccionista

This book is an edited collection of articles with a global and interdisciplinary urban focus analyzed through a gendered lens. It contributes to a school of feminist urban theory by bringing the analysis of gender to the center of the discourse. This book also participates in an ongoing dialogue with regard to gender within the context of urbanism and urbanization.


Nicole R. Rice, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Lay Piety and Religious Discipline in Middle English Literature

In late-14th-century England, the persistent question of how to live the best life preoccupied many pious Christians. One answer was provided by a new genre of prose guides that adapted professional religious rules and routines for lay audiences. This study analyzes how the idea of religious discipline was translated into varied literary forms in an atmosphere of religious change and controversy. By considering the themes of spiritual discipline, religious identity and orthodoxy in poets Langland and Chaucer, the study also brings fresh perspectives to bear on Piers Plowman and The Canterbury Tales.




Tara Roeder, Ph.D.
Roseanne Gatto, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Institute for Core Studies/First Year Writing

Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom

Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom is an ambitious attempt to reappropriate intellectual territory that has more often been charted by its detractors than by its proponents. The editors and contributors to this collection invite readers to join them in a new conversation, one informed by “a belief that the term Expressivism continues to have a vitally important function in our field.”



The 1930s:  The Reality and the Promise

(Chapter entitled- “Experimental Philanthropies and the Negro Theatre”)

The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) under the umbrella of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was born in 1934 as a way to provide relief to artists who were out of work during the Great Depression. The FTP was divided into eight major categories:  1) classes, 2) theatre of entertainment, 3) children’s theatre, 4) dance drama, 5) American drama series, 6) the living newspaper, 7) radio drama, and 8) the Negro theatre. By 1935, the Negro Theatre Project was the largest employer of black workers in the unit of the WPA. While this relief was immediate and short-lived, (1934-1939) the outcomes of this program were long-lasting.  The Federal Theatre Project introduced the notion of mutual reciprocity, art as a national treasure, and equal opportunity. Sociocultural changes occurred as a result of the project.  Some of these changes were intended whereas others were not.  This chapter examines the sociocultural development and change as a result of the FTP with regard to the black population.  Art/theatre helped both blacks during the time period and set the tone for future movements.



Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Art and Design

Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art


Trisha Brown reshaped the landscape of modern dance with her game-changing and boundary-defying choreography and visual art. Art historian Susan Rosenberg draws on Brown’s archives, as well as interviews with Brown and her colleagues, to track Brown’s deliberate evolutionary trajectory through the first half of her decades-long career. Brown has created over 100 dances, six operas, one ballet, and a significant body of graphic works. This book discusses the formation of Brown’s systemic artistic principles, and provides close readings of the works that Brown created for nontraditional and art world settings in relation to the first body of works she created for the proscenium stage. Highlighting the cognitive-kinesthetic complexity that defines the making, performing and watching of these dances, Rosenberg uncovers the importance of composer John Cage’s ideas and methods to understand Brown’s contributions. One of the most important and influential artists of our time, Brown was the first woman choreographer to receive the coveted MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “Genius Award.”

Book reviewers’ comments:

“After years of deep research into the life and career of Trisha Brown, Susan Rosenberg has illuminated not only the major works of this most imaginative of postmodern choreographers, but the ideas that shaped them and the artistic climate to which they so greatly contributed. An amazing achievement.” (Deborah Jowitt, author of Time and the Dancing Image)

“This is a thrilling, essential book and it confirms Trisha Brown’s status as the major artist who transcends disciplinary boundaries and also illuminates a creative process that is unmatched in its rigor and beauty.” (Sam Miller, Director, Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, Wesleyan University)

“In this overarching, finely detailed book, Susan Rosenberg situates Trisha Brown’s evanescent choreography among the painters and sculptors who were her muses and colleagues. An insightful and enlightening translator, Rosenberg connects the mercurial body to the incisive mind, so that we can read Brown’s work, and see her thought.” (Nancy Dalva, Merce Cunningham Trust Scholar in Residence)

“This important book makes the essential point that Trisha Brown situated her choreography in relation to visual art not simply because of the community of artists around her, or her affinity for drawing―but, as Rosenberg convincingly argues, because Brown’s interests in the preservation and transmission of movement drew strength and inspiration from a proximity to the histories and institutions of art.” (Peter Eleey, Museum of Modern Art)

Award bestowed upon the book:

College Art Association Meiss/Mellon Author's Book Award, summer 2015


Ino Rossi, Ed.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology

Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches

Pioneers of globalization research from the fields of sociology, anthropology, history and international relations present their own approach to the study of globalization. A “debates and discussion” section highlights differences and complementarities of the different approaches.


Jean-Pierre Ruiz, S.T.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Theology & Religious Studies

Readings from the Edges: The Bible and People on the Move

As a work that violates the ethos of hyperspecialization in biblical studies, this book considers a range of texts across the biblical canon that challenges readers to fresh thinking about people on the move--migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, and others. The book seeks to contribute to the ongoing development of theological approaches to the complexities of human migration.


Marybeth Ruscica

with Carolyn H. Fitzpatrick, Vincent D. Fitzpatrick
College of Professional Studies, English and Speech

The Complete Sentence Workout Book, with Readings, 5th Edition

This revised text is written for basic and developmental writing students who need a reliable, effective, and accessible workbook of grammar and punctuation. Because the ability to write clearly and concisely is an acquired skill, this text aims to help students gain knowledge and control of their sentences as they develop writing skills.

Fiorentina Russo, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Language and Literatures

Dante's Search for the Golden Age

The myth of the Golden Age and all the elements that are associated with it play a very important role in Dante's scheme to restore justice to a fallen world. The figure of Saturn, as King of the Golden Age and as the planet of the contemplatives, symbol of castration and sterility, loss and exile, struck a responsive chord in Dante's imagination. The myth of the Golden Age provided him with a simple and yet wide-ranging structure into which he could lay out his master plan for humanity.


Nerina Rustomji, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

The Garden and the Fire: Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture
2013 (Paperback edition)

Islamic conceptions of heaven and hell began in the seventh century as an early doctrinal innovation, but by the 12th century, these notions had evolved into a highly formalized ideal of perfection. In tracking this transformation, Nerina Rustomji reveals the distinct material culture and aesthetic vocabulary Muslims developed to understand heaven and hell and identifies the communities and strategies of defense that took shape around the promise of a future world. By employing material culture as a method of historical inquiry, Rustomji points to the reflections, discussions and constructions that actively influenced Muslims’ picture of the afterworld, culminating in a distinct religious aesthetic.


Judith Anne Ryder, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology

Girls and Violence: Tracing the Roots of Criminal Behavior

Ryder explores the relationship between disrupted emotional bonds and violent delinquency. She draws on intimate interviews to show how teenage girls navigate experiences of abuse, emotional loss, and parental abandonment, revealing how their violent acts become a means of connecting with others however maladaptive and misplaced those connections may be. Her work suggests viable strategies for early intervention to keep at-risk young women out of the criminal justice system.

"A path-breaking, nuanced qualitative study on girls and violence."
 - Frederika E. Schmitt, Gender & Society

"Ryder has made a major contribution to the field by articulating a developmental trajectory that could explain what transforms little girls into impulsive and violent young women."
- Pearl Susan Berman, Psychology of Women Quarterly

"Beautifully articulated.... A truly inspirational and informative text." - Contemporary Sociology


Annalisa Saccà, Ph.D., Gaetano Cipolla, (trans.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

Dove non è mai sera/Where Evening Never Falls

A bilingual collection of poems with translation from the Italian. “Dove non è mai sera is most of all an epic poem where the author uses her generative capacity to communicate a reality, material and spiritual, physical and metaphysical.” —Sandro Allegrini, Forum Italicum.



Annalisa Saccà, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

Poesie di Eduardo Mitre, Prefazione e traduzione di Annalisa Saccà

After the success of Mitre’s poetry in the national journal Poesia, Saccà was asked to prepare an anthology from the poet’s different publications, providing the Italian translation and an exhaustive introduction to make him known to the Italian public. His poetry is characterized by representation of the magical space around things and its rhythm of absences that turn into presences.

“Saccà’s translation at times surpasses the original verses, arriving at a rhythmic dimension that succeeds in bringing things to life.”
-Pino Sassano, writer and member of the Slowbook initiative (book workshops by writers around Italy) with Andrea Camilleri, President

Enzo Nasso: saggi critici

A collection of essays dedicated to the poet Enzo Nasso. In addition to his poetry, the essays include criticism on his novels and his works of art.


Rosemary C. Salomone, J.D.

School of Law

Same, Different, Equal: Rethinking Single-Sex Schooling

This book offers a reasoned educational and legal argument supporting single-sex schooling especially for disadvantaged minority students. Drawing on court decisions, history, educational research, and philosophical and psychological theories on sameness and difference, the author corrects many of the misconceptions surrounding single-sex education. In doing so, she shifts the debate from the merits of the approach to the broader question of how best to provide an appropriate education for girls and boys, rich and poor, based not on group stereotypes but on informed understandings of individual needs as they at times coalesce around gender.



Michael Sampson, Ph.D.

The School of Education, Dean

Coauthor: Bill Martin Jr.

Listen To Our World

From beloved storytellers Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, and with shimmering illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet, comes a celebration of the animals all around us.

Squawk! Hiss! Roar!

Big, small, black, brown—all kinds of animals make their home in our world. From the jungle to the mountains to your own backyard, listen and you just might hear the sounds they make!
“Martin, who gave the world the beloved, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom, died in 2004, but another of his works is brought to life by his frequent collaborator, Sampson. It’s all further enlivened by Sweet’s rosy, green-golden illustrations, which bring to very immediate life the animals on each page. A delightful new visit with an old friend.” (Picture Book, 4-8)
-Kirkus Reviews


Richard T. Scarpaci, Ed.D.

The School of Education, Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescent Education

A Case Study Approach to Classroom Management

This text uses an interactive case study approach to guide readers in understanding and implementing an effective classroom management program focused on turning sound theories into practice. The text provides the IOSIE model as a mnemonic device for students to use when analyzing misbehavior. It also addresses contemporary classroom management issues such as bullying, gang violence, suicide prevention, child abuse, and sexual harassment.



Mary Beth Schaefer, Ed.D.

The School of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Coeditor: Kathleen F. Malu

Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents

This book brings together studies that elucidate the complexities, challenges, and rewards associated with teaching and learning with the literacies of young adolescents. The editors highlight the urgency of engaging middle grade students in academic learning. The perspectives in this volume help researchers and educators examine the current state of new and evolving literacies and construct a cutting edge agenda for middle-level literacy education.


Leon G. Schiffman, Ph.D.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, with Leslie Lazar Kanuk, Marketing

Consumer Behavior

The Ninth Edition of Consumer Behavior is used in undergraduate and graduate consumer behavior courses all over the world. The book features a marketing management approach, stressing the core concept of market segmentation.


Susan Schmidt Horning, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History

Chasing Sound: Technology, Culture, and the Art of Studio Recording from Edison to the LP

In Chasing Sound, Susan Schmidt Horning traces the cultural and technological evolution of recording studios in the United States from the first practical devices to the modern multi-track studios of the analog era. Charting the technical development of studio equipment, the professionalization of recording engineers, and the growing collaboration between artists and technicians, she shows how the earliest efforts to capture the sound of live performances eventually resulted in a trend toward studio creations that extended beyond live shows, ultimately reversing the historic relationship between live and recorded sound. By investigating the complex relationship between sound engineering and popular music, she reveals the increasing reliance on technological intervention in the creation as well as in the reception of music. The recording studio, she argues, is at the center of musical culture in the twentieth century.

" Chasing Sound represents an indispensable and critical approach for historians of sound, one that is unafraid of reconfiguring the central players in a narrative as big as the history of recorded music."
Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo - Sounding Out!

"Schmidt Horning provides an insightful look into the conception and maturation of the recording industry and ways the continuing quest for improved sonic fidelity impacts popular music and Western culture."  -Johns Hopkins University Press




Aaris Sherin, M.F.A.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Fine Arts

SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients

Graphic designers and their clients are increasingly demanding sustainable solutions. Designers want to address these needs when presenting their work for consideration. As businesses continue to adapt to and provide environmental solutions with their own products, they are demanding it from their creative partners, and designers need to be on the forefront of these initiatives by being well informed. SustainAble will provide the information they need to be ahead of the curve on sustainability issues, inform them on sustainable applications and to approach the issue of sustainability in the areas of paper, printing, formats, materials, inks and executions.




Design Elements, Color Fundamentals: A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding
How Color Affects Design


Color Fundamentals is the second book in the Design Elements series that focuses on a single core element of design. This book takes an in-depth look at using color in design applications and applying principles that will allow designers to effectively communicate with color, integrate color with type and image, affect meaning, and create order. The basics tenants of color theory are broken down into clear and actionable directives and the text highlights how known pairings and selection methods can be used in real world projects.

"In this dynamic reference manual, Sherin succinctly addresses all aspects of communication through color, providing many helpful tips and pointing out the accepted standards. Along the way, she demystifies color theory, unpacks the emotive qualities of color, and even discusses when and where a designer might break the rules. The guide is loaded with hundreds of examples of color used effectively in all sorts of design contexts, including package design, logos, advertising, web design, and information architecture. VERDICT: Students and beginning designers will learn the most from this book, but anyone who communicates visually will find it informative." — Library Journal


Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management

Sustainable Thinking explores how values and sustainability can reshape the way design management is practiced and applied. The book discusses how designers can combine innovative, creative thinking with analytical problem-solving skills to produce outputs that are business ready and ethically driven. Examples from a wide range of practitioners who work within the field of sustainable design are examined through case studies, and engaging activities suggest ways for students and practitioners to explore introducing sustainable thinking into their work.
Sustainable Thinking jettisons the tired rhetoric of design debate; boldly repositioning design-thinkers of all disciplines at the creative and intellectual heart of our search for solutions.”- Jonathan Chapman, Course Leader, MA Sustainable Design, University of Brighton, UK.


The Graphic Design Reference+Specification Book

Coauthors: Poppy Evans and Irina Lee

The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer’s computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to lay out a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more.


Stephen Sicari, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Modernist Humanism and the Men of 1914: Joyce, Lewis, Pound, and Eliot 


An original approach to modernism in which skepticism and pessimism are usurped by humanist values and virtues. Modernist Humanism and the Men of 1914 is a defense of literary modernism that recognizes for the first time that the deepest goal of high modernism is to establish a renewed humanism for the 20th century. Recent critiques have tended to diminish modernism's literary standing by emphasizing the reactionary politics of the period and connecting the literature to those developments as complicit or at least parallel. In his incisive readings of four pillars of high modernism (James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot) Stephen Sicari returns the focus instead to the rich and complex imaginative texts themselves for a fuller reading that rescues these works from the narrow political contexts of postmodern criticism.

Richard C. Sinatra, Ph.D.

The School of Education, Human Services and Counseling and Childhood, Early Childhood, and Adolescent Education

Word Recognition and Vocabulary: Understanding Strategies for Literacy Success

Word Recognition and Vocabulary: Understanding Strategies for Literacy Success is a classroom handbook for K-8 classroom teachers. It stands alone in the various rationales offered on word learning concepts, and the in-depth methodology and research based strategies used to support these concepts—making this exciting new book an invaluable tool to add to a professional classroom collection. The author offers detailed strategy implementation steps along with a wealth of helpful resources including student work, chapter questions, chapter vocabulary activities, case studies and a bibliography.

Reflective Literacy Practices in an Age of Standards: Engaging K-8 Learners

Using constructivist viewpoint, this resource helps teachers to guide their students from the early years to junior high by integrating viewing, listening, speaking, reading, writing and visual representation. A blend of theory and practice, each chapter examines major literacy theories and shows how to implement them in the classroom. Interactive, comprehensive and standards based, the text includes lessons and student work samples as models to use
when implementing central literacy concepts.


Laura J. Snyder, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Philosophy

Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian Debate on Science and Society

The Victorian period in Britain was an “age of reform.” It is therefore not surprising that two of the era’s most eminent intellectuals described themselves as reformers. Both William Whewell and John Stuart Mill believed that by reforming philosophy they could affect social and political change. But their divergent visions of this societal transformation led to a sustained and spirited controversy that covered morality, politics, science and economics. Situating their debate within the larger context of Victorian society and its concerns, Reforming Philosophy shows how two very different men captured the intellectual spirit of the day and engaged the attention of other scientists and philosophers, including the young Charles Darwin.


The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World

In 1812, four extraordinary men met as students at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage (who designed the first computer), John Herschel (an astronomer who also co-invented photography), William Whewell (who not only coined the word "scientist" but also created mathematical economics and the science of the tides) and Richard Jones (a country curate who shaped economic science). At breakfast meetings held after the compulsory chapel services on Sunday mornings, the four resolved to bring about a revolution in science. The Philosophical Breakfast Club shows how, over the next 60 years, their friendship and brilliance enabled them to transform science and help create the modern world.


Richard Stalter, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences

Barrier Island Botany: A Guide to Barrier Island Plants from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Assateague Island, Virginia

There are several excellent books on the wildflowers and botany of the northeast, but there is not a book that specifically treats the flora of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. This book, containing illustrations and descriptions of approximately 100 plants, covers many of the most common plants at Sandy Hook. The plants in Barrier Island Botany are dominant and/or common in coastal plain communities from Cape Cod National Seashore in southern New England to Assateague Island National Seashore.





Kristin M. Szylvian, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History/Library and Information Science

The Mutual Housing Experiment: New Communities for the Urban Middle Class

A mutual housing experiment tested the practicality of a cooperative housing plan created for World War II defense workers during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. At least 32 residential communities are still owned by their residents on a mutual basis and provide both affordable and socially engaged housing for wage-earners. Winfield, NJ, has been owned and democratically run by its residents for more than a half century.
Gail Radford of the State University of New York at Buffalo called the Mutual Housing Experiment a “must read for everyone interested in the history of American housing policy and design, as well as everyone searching for solutions to the housing problems of today.”


Robert R. Tomes, Ph.D., (Ed.)

with Irwin Unger, Ed.
College of Professional Studies, Social Sciences

American Issues, Volume I: To 1877, and Volume II: Since 1865, 4th Edition


This two-volume textbook anthology is a documentary history of the United States. Primary sources and commentary are selected strategically to illustrate the complexity and diversity of the American past. Each topic is examined from the multiple points of view that contemporaries held during each period under study.

 New York City: A Brief History

This brief history of New York City was written for use in St. John’s University’s Discover New York core course. The new edition has added expanded coverage on timely topics such as the evolution of economic issues and added more material on the key personalities of Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert Moses and John Lindsay.

American Issues: A Primary Source Reader in United States History, Volume 1

This two-volume documentary history features primary sources from United States history organized to demonstrate the diverse and pluralistic nature of the American past. The text emphasizes how complex choices and possibilities facing Americans in fact were. Finally, the main goal of the book is to promote critical and analytical thinking through evaluating a broad range of evidence.


American Issues: A Primary Source Reader in United States History, Volume 2

This two-volume documentary history features primary sources from United States history organized to demonstrate the diverse and pluralistic nature of the American past. The text emphasizes how complex choices and possibilities facing Americans in fact were. Finally, the main goal of the book is to promote critical and analytical thinking through evaluating a broad range of evidence.

William J. Torgerson, M.F.A.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,  Institute for Core Studies/
First-Year Writing

Love on the Big Screen

Meet Zuke, a college freshman whose understanding of love has been shaped by late eighties romantic comedies. Love on the Big Screen is a novel of friendship, the dangers of romanticized love, the complexities of faith and real life, and what happens to one young man as he finds out that life is nothing like the movies he loves.


Southern Gothic steeped with Midwestern sensibility stirs the waters of the Tippecanoe River that embraces the town of Horseshoe and its inhabitants. A novel-in-stories, Horseshoe intertwines revenge, regret, murder, adultery, and insanity through the lives of the outwardly ordinary citizenry.



Jennifer Travis, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Wounded Hearts: Masculinity, Law, and Literature in American Culture

The literary study of emotion is part of an important revisionary movement among scholars eager to case emotional politics for the 21st-century. Looking beyond the traditional categories of sentiment, sensibility and sympathy Jennifer Travis suggests a new approach to reading emotionalism among men. She argues that the vocabulary of injury, with its evaluation of victimhood and its assessments of harm, has deeply influenced the cultural history of emotions.

Julia A. Upton, RSM, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology

Worship in Spirit and Truth: The Life and Legacy of H.A. Reinhold

H. A. Reinhold was a leader in the liturgical movement in America. When Reinhold died in 1968 Godfrey Diekmann, a liturgical giant in his own right, referred to him as a “liturgical prophet” and urged others to follow in Reinhold’s steps and “take up his mantle in the thorny task” of pastorally implementing the liturgical changes brought about by the Second Vatican Council. Over 40 years later, that task remains every bit the challenge it was in Reinhold’s day. As cries for social justice resound, liturgy more than ever must be the tie of relevance that binds the church to the world. It is this essential link between liturgy and social justice that, Worship in Spirit and Truth retrieves in tracing Reinhold’s life and legacy.


Ales Vancura, Ph.D. (Ed.)

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences

Membrane Trafficking

This is a volume in the “Methods in Molecular Biology" series. As a volume of the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyT series, the chapters include step-by-step laboratory protocols, a list of necessary materials and reagents, and the greatly beneficial Notes section, which aids in troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Membrane Trafficking is the ideal reference for both senior researchers experienced in the field and graduate students studying membrane trafficking for the first time. Written for: Cellular and membrane biologists, experienced researchers and graduate students.



Ivana Vancurova, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences

Transcriptional Regulation: Methods and Protocols

This book provides a collection of classic and cutting-edge protocols for in vivo and in vitro study of transcription and transcriptional regulation and covers (i) methods for assaying RNA abundance and stability, (ii) analysis of promoter elements, (iii) analysis of DNA-protein interactions, (iv) assays of chromatin structure, and (v) chromatin modifications. The protocols are a valuable tool for graduate students and post docs as well as more senior biochemists and molecular biologists working in different areas of transcriptional regulation. The protocols can also be useful in a clinical laboratory, where physician-scientists are looking for new methodologies potentially suitable for human clinical testing.

Cytokine Bioassays: Methods and Protocols


Cytokine Bioassays: Methods and Protocols provides a comprehensive collection of classic and cutting-edge methodologies that are used to analyze and quantify cytokines and their biological activities in complex biological and clinical samples. Chapters are divided into three main categories; the first category details the immunodetection of released cytokines in tissue culture supernatants, plasma, serum, and whole blood samples by immunoassays. The second part focuses on the analysis of biologically active cytokines by bioassays using neutralizing antibodies, chemotaxis assay, cytokine-induced phagocytosis assay, proteasome activity assay, and analysis of cytokine-induced immunoglobulin class switching. The third part presents analysis of intracellular cytokines by flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence confocal microscopy, and western blotting. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Lara Vapnek, Ph.D.

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English

Breadwinners: Working Women & Economic Independence, 1865-1920 


From the end of the Civil War through the winning of suffrage, working women in the nation’s industrializing cities launched a series of campaigns to gain economic independence and political rights. This book uncovers the stories of the visionary women who laid the groundwork for contemporary feminism. More than a century ago, these working women demanded equal pay for equal work and full rights of citizenship, proudly identifying themselves as “breadwinners” capable of supporting themselves and their families.


Athanasios Vasilopoulos, Ph.D.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Computer Information Systems/ Decision Sciences

Business Statistics - A Logical Approach

The book covers: Descriptive Statistics, Probability and Random  Variables, Inferential Statistics, ANOVA and Regression. Time Series Analysis and Non-Parametric Statistics. Each topic is covered clearly and concisely and there are many exercises and real life applications to illustrate the many concepts and show how statistics is used in real life.


with F. Victor Lu

Quantitative Methods for Business with Computer Applications

The book covers a range of fundamental quantitative techniques for solving business-related decision making problems. Many real world cases are illustrated and solved extensively both manually and by using a computer. Computer software such as Microsoft Excel and MathCAD are used throughout the book.


Roberta Villalón, Ph.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology

Violence Against Latina Immigrants: Citizenship, Inequality and Community

Caught between violent partners and the bureaucratic complications of the U.S. Immigration system, many immigrant women are particularly vulnerable to abuse. For two years, Roberta Villalón volunteered at a nonprofit group that offers free legal services to mostly undocumented immigrants who had been victims of abuse. Her innovative study of Latina survivors of domestic violence explores the complexities at the intersection of immigration, citizenship and violence, and shows how inequality is perpetuated even through the well-intentioned delivery of vital services. Through archival research, participant observation and personal interviews, Violence Against Latina Immigrants provides insight into the many obstacles faced by battered immigrant women of color, bringing their stories and voices to the fore. Ultimately, Villalón proposes an active policy advocacy agenda and suggests possible changes to gender violence-based immigration laws, revealing the complexities of the lives of Latina immigrants as they confront issues of citizenship, gender violence and social inequalities.


Vincentian Center for Church and Society
Coauthors: Larry Boone, Mary Ann Dantuono,
 Margaret John Kelly D.C., Brenda Massetti and James Thompson
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business and the Vincentian Center for Church and Society

A Concise Guide to Catholic Church Management

This book incorporates over a decade of the authors' experience in teaching management to priests, seminarians and church personnel. It introduces the reader to critical theory in the areas of leadership, management, time management, communication, meetings, quality service and assessment, planning, human resources, legal principles and financial accountability. Through a range of in text and online exercises, the reader can develop skills and reflect on the practice of responsible Church management. The goal is to deepen the knowledge, raise the confidence level, increase productivity and contribute to the ministry satisfaction of the church leader.

Christopher P. Vogt, Ph.D. 

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theology and Religious Studies

Patience, Compassion, Hope, and the Christian Art of Dying Well

Patience, Compassion, Hope and the Christian Art of Dying Well combines a strong pastoral sensibility with the best of contemporary scholarship in Christian ethics to answer the pressing questions of how Christians should respond to suffering and death. The book provides an analysis of the ars moriendi (art of dying) tradition of a few centuries ago and then builds upon and reshapes that tradition for readers today. Carefully analyzing Luke’s passion narrative, Vogt uses Jesus as the primary model for patience in the face of death. By mining the rich tradition of virtue ethics, Vogt uses the virtues of patience, compassion and hope as a framework for specifying the shape of a good death and for naming the practices Christians should develop to live well and to die well.



Charles Wankel, Ph.D.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Management

Coauthor: Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch

Emerging Web 3.0/Semantic Web Applications in Higher Education: Growing Personalization and Wider Interconnections in Learning

Collaborations among faculty and students around the world will be increasingly supported by semantic social networks capable of providing crucial functions. Students can be engaged in the design and development of semantic web applications in such areas as structuring and representing knowledge. The increasing availability of interactive educational tools and collaborative community resources, such as wikis, can be the foundation for deploying semantically marked up and social connected educational spaces where students construct their own learning pathways in explorations of knowledge and creating new content integration. This volume shares visions and partial realizations of the impact of the semantic web and associated Web 3.0 features on higher education. It provides accounts of cutting-edge pedagogic applications of the semantic web with its extremely extensive use of interconnecting information technologies.


Coauthor: Larry Pate

Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurship

This book takes an inside-out approach to examine the broad topic of social entrepreneurship. Instead of looking inward at what social entrepreneurship is, this book looks forward from the view of successful social entrepreneurs to answer the important question: Where is social entrepreneurship going next?  First, the volume looks at the essential qualities of social entrepreneurs, including the importance of humility as a trait in the social entrepreneur, the way in which social entrepreneurs define themselves as such, and if and how opportunity recognition differs in social and traditional entrepreneurs. Next, the volume looks at the impact of social entrepreneurial businesses on individuals but also on the supply chain, other businesses, and the wider community. Then, the book explores social entrepreneurship and global change. This rare and compelling section, offers key insights and lessons in the development and promotion of social entrepreneurship in the global economy. This volume addresses both theory and research, suggesting practical solutions. It engages scholars and practitioners across disciplines in an examination and debate about various methods and approaches of enacting programs of social change.

 Coauthor: Larry Pate

Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Social Change

Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Social Change contains twenty chapters on the impact of social entrepreneurial ventures within a variety of cultural and national contexts. From Brazil to Croatia, from Thailand to Greenland, this book is rare in that it provides a rich landscape in which to imagine additional efforts to bring about positive social change. The case studies cover a broad range of topics with one common theme-how can we learn from what others are doing in the emerging field of social entrepreneurship? The various cases will inspire budding entrepreneurs to new heights of awareness to support the alleviation of poverty in many contexts. Part Two, Lessons from the Field: How Social Entrepreneurial Companies are Succeeding, discusses the similarities and differences that social entrepreneurial ventures and other businesses must face to be successful. Other topics covered include Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans, microfinance, social entrepreneurship education, and development of a culture of social entrepreneurship. Part Three, Going from Local to Global, explores the challenges of a social enterprise as it transitions from a national venture to an international one. The relationship between social entrepreneurship and local business development in places such as Sicily is discussed through case studies. A stage theory of social venture internationalization is put forth. Research connecting social media and social entrepreneurship is used to illustrate the importance of social networks in creating positive social change. Part Four, Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship, explores the challenges that social entrepreneurial ventures face. Ethics of intellectual property rights in social enterprises is a focal topic in this section. Social franchising as an approach to social entrepreneurship is illustrated.

Coeditor: Laura A. Wankel

Misbehavior Online in Higher Education

As interaction in higher education among faculty, staff, students, and others becomes ever more digital, the welter of new online communication technologies have provided many unintentional opportunities for indiscipline and misconduct. As a result of this unfortunate increase is misbehavior, administrators and instructors in higher education are increasingly being called upon to remedy and forestall such actions. Misbehavior Online in Higher Education is rich in contemporary case studies, analytical reports, and up-to-date research providing detailed overviews of various misbehavior, including cyberbullying, cyberstalking, cyberslacking, and privacy invasion, hacking, cheating, teasing, and enhanced prejudicial attitudes. The development of approaches to addressing these problems is discussed and examples are provided. The book also anticipates emerging problematic behavior and the development of new policies, programs, facilities, and technologies to tackle the concerning behaviors.  



Transforming Virtual World Learning

This book is a practical guide on how to transform your ideas from virtual world course ware to virtual world learning experiences. The book argues that setting up learning in 3D virtual worlds requires a transformative approach. The advice given in this book comes from real world implementers of virtual world learning. The models presented here show how to transform your thinking in 3D spaces and achieving your organizational learning goals while motivating your learners. The practical articles and lesson plans come from those pioneers who have used virtual worlds to learn, teach and support their learners with in-world presence.


 Educating Educators with Social Media

Social media are increasingly popular platforms for collaboration and quick information sharing. This volume is a collection of reports on how these technologies are being used to educate educators with social media in creative and effective ways. The use of wikis, blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, text messaging, Flickr, Delicious,YouTube, Yahoo Pipes, Diigo, Second Life, Moodle and other Web 2.0 technologies are shown in vivid examples and insightful critiques. The use of social media in developing countries for new approaches to teaching as support for individual and peer-based learning for such endeavors as collaborative screen play writing projects and social annotation are covered.

Higher Education Administration with Social Media: Including Applications in Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Alumni Relations, and Career Centers

New technologies provide new ways of delivering the programs and services of higher educational (HE) institutions. Social media such as Facebook, blogs, Flickr, Twitter and the Second Life virtual world engage constituents and enhance effectiveness. Understanding the trends in the expanding role of social media in HE and the related implications for staff preparedness and training is necessary for future-oriented administrations and practitioners. This book examines how social media are redefining what university communities are and the purposes and practices of the various functional areas in HE.


 Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media

This book covers a wide range of approaches to applying social media in teaching arts and science courses including: collaborative social media in writing courses the use of Wikis as a platform for co-creation of digital content and powerful data sharing; the expansive vistas enabled by these new technologies, the use of content posting in public social media forums as an enabler of critical reflection and the use of social media to augment face-to-face meetings. Also addressed are: the opportunities and downsides of this immersive technology, design recommendations for instructors and a welter of applications and implications for teaching practices, such as the use of Twitter as a sandbox where students share ideas before arriving in class or as back-channels to classes.

Streaming Media Delivery in Higher Education: Methods and Outcomes

Streaming Media Delivery in Higher Education: Methods and Outcomes is both a snapshot of streaming media in higher education as it is today and a window into the many developments already underway. In some cases, it is a forecast of areas yet to be developed. As a resource, this book serves both as an explication of many practices, including their possibilities and pitfalls, as well as recommendation of the many areas where opportunities for development lie.


 Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education

A volume in Research in Management Education and Development Series Editors: Charles Wankel, St. John's University Over the last decade, we have been witnessing a dramatic contrast between the CEO as a superhero and CEO as an antihero. The new challenge in business education is to develop responsible global leaders. Relatively little is known, however, about how management educators can prepare future leaders to cope effectively with the challenge of leading with integrity in a multicultural space. This volume is authored by a spectrum of international experts with a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. It suggests directions that business educators might take to reorient higher education to transcend merely equipping people and organizations to greedily proceed, with dire effects on the preponderance of people, nations, our planet and the future. The book is a collection of ideas and concrete solutions with regards to how morality should be taught in a global economy.

Coeditor: Shaun Malleck

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Management

Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives

Continued growth of the global market necessitates research that establishes norms and practices and ensures the appropriate level of ethical concern for those who contribute to the process of globalization and are being affected by globalization. Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives presents the work of researchers who seek to advance the understanding of both the ethical impact of globalization and the influence of globalization on ethical practices from various cultural, socio-political, economic, and religious perspectives. The aim of this reference work is to put forward empirically grounded methods for understanding both the effect that the process of globalization has on ethical practices in organizations and how this research can shape the course of economic globalization.


Coeditor: Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Management

Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education

This publication is an examination of the inattention of business schools to moral education. This reference addresses lessons learned from the most recent business corruption scandals and financial crises, and also questions what we‘re teaching now and what should be considered in educating future business leaders to cope with the challenges of leading with integrity in the global environment. The book is a comprehensive collection of research from experts in the field of business education and information ethics.

NB-Books published before 2011


Ettie Ward, J.D.

School of Law

Courting the Yankees: Legal Essays on the Bronx Bombers

In a series of 21 essays by legal scholars, Courting the Yankees examines both baseball law and baseball lore. By focusing on the famous New York Yankees, and incidents involving the team and the Yankee franchise, the book explores a wide range of legal issues as they relate to baseball. The chapters are organized so that the sports fan (even if neither a lawyer nor a Yankees’ fan) is invited to read about sports and learn about the law. Baseball aficionados will enjoy the added insights provided by the discussion of various legal concepts, and lawyer sports fans will gain greater insight as to the application of familiar legal principles on and off the baseball diamond.


Gregory A. Wilson, Ph.D.

College of Professional Studies, Division of English and Speech

The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque

This book attempts to resolve the long-standing tension between text and performance using a theoretical term developed by Victor Turner: liminality, a condition or status between two conditions or statuses. Criticism of the court masque from the Renaissance period in England has often been founded on the idea of disconnection between stage and seats, but here Dr. Gregory Wilson argues that the masque is in a perpetual state of liminality, existing in the margin between performance and an observing audience.



Ann C. Wintergerst, Ed.D.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Languages and Literatures

Coauthor: Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D.

Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom (2nd Edition)

Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom attempts to balance theory and practice for
pre-service and in-service teachers in general education programs or in ESL/EFL,
bilingual, and foreign language teacher training programs, as well as cross-cultural
awareness workshops. The goals of the book are to expand cultural awareness of one's
own culture and that of others; to achieve a deeper understanding of what culture is and
the relationship between culture and language; to acquire the ability to observe behaviors
in order to draw conclusions based on observation rather than preconceptions; to
understand and implement observations of cultural similarities and differences; and to
develop an attitude of tolerance toward cultural differences and move away from the
"single story." The new edition has been thoroughly updated and includes a Suggested
Projects section in each chapter and even more Critical Incidents.

Book reviewers’ comments
"This book is a fresh and welcome source for the teaching of culture....Students will find
it an enjoyable and motivating book to read, and teacher trainers will find it a great book
to use for teaching prospective teachers [about] crosscultural communication." TESOLQuarterly


Coauthor: Joe McVeigh

Tips for Teaching Culture: Practical Approaches to Intercultural Communication

Tips for Teaching Culture: Practical Approaches to Intercultural Communication introduces English language teachers to approaches they can use to build intercultural understanding. This practical reference book links specific techniques for teaching culture with contemporary research on intercultural communication. Topics covered include language, nonverbal communication, identity, culture shock, cross-cultural adjustment, traditional ways of teaching culture and social responsibility.


Coauthor: Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D.

Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom

Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom links theory with experiential activities that will be helpful for use in teacher training or certificate programs. The goals of this book for the teacher educator are to expand cultural awareness, to acquire an in-depth understanding of culture and its relationship to language, and to comprehend and implement observations of cultural similarities and differences. The book will help both current and prospective teachers develop the abilities to discern which cultural elements affect communicative interactions, why they affect the interactions, and how they do so.



Andreas Zachariou

The School of Education, Human Services and Counseling

From the Ego Layer to the Non-Ego, Education's and Humanity's Greatest Challenge

Examples of inquiry-oriented lessons are presented in this book, specifically designed to guide students to detect human motives (apparent or hidden) behind evQents and actions, and, on the basis of those, identify the layer in which participants operate (ego or non-ego). The author describes non-ego behavior and shows how education may help students inquire into its merits.