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Congratulations to the Drexel Authors of 2012

2012 Book Authors

ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF DREXEL UNIVERSITY

Robert McCracken Peck, Senior Fellow
A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science
The first book ever written about the history of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, it describes the founding and early years of the Academy, the expeditions that helped to amass its collections, and the making of the museum’s famous dioramas. Above all, the book is a collection of short biographies of the fascinating people who helped make the Academy a world leader in scientific research, education and exhibition.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Lloyd Ackert, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor, Department of History & Politics
Sergei Vinogradskii and the Cycle of Life
This new scientific biography of Sergei Vinogradskii illustrates how 19th and 20th century microbiologists, chemists, and physiologists transformed the concept of a “cycle of life” into the fundamental principles of the new ecological disciplines that formed in the 1920s. This analysis provides a novel perspective that unites the history of ecology, microbiology, and soil science.
Nominated for the The Suzanne J. Levinson Prize.

Kenneth Bingham, Teaching Professor, Department of English & Philosophy
The Greatest Phillies Teams of All Time
Follow Phillies history from Grover Cleveland Alexander’s 1915 National League champions to Cliff Lee’s club of 2009, from the Whiz Kids of 1950 to the Wheeze Kids of 1983, from the errant ninth-inning call that doomed the 1977 champs to the errant pitch that doomed the Phillies in 1993, from the champs of 1980 to the champs of 2008.

Anthony P. Glascock, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Department of Culture & Communication
A Conflicted View of Telehomecare After a 20 Year Journey
The book addresses the question of why, despite the investment of so much time, money and effort, Telehomecare is not more widely used. It traces the author’s journey from his concern with the health of his mother to selling a series of patents to General Electric almost 15 years later.

Cassandra Hirsch, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of English & Philosophy
Under the Linden Tree
Marianne Elizabeth Parsons’ journal and letters tell the story, set in 1855 Rockport, Massachusetts, of a dramatic year in her life; a year of questions she must ask herself and of her struggle against propriety, faced with a decision her careful upbringing never prepared her to make.
Received the Award for Novel of Promise

Robert J. Kane, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Criminal Justice Program, Department of Culture & Communication
Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct and the New York City Police Department
Drugs, bribes, falsifying evidence, unjustified force and kickbacks: there are many opportunities for cops to act like criminals. Jammed Up is the definitive study of the nature and causes of police misconduct. More than 1,500 files of NYPD officers who committed serious offenses were examined and provide a comprehensive framework for understanding the issues of misconduct.

Miriam N. Kotzin, Ph.D., Professor of English, Department of English & Philosophy
The Real Deal
In the novel, Abe Featherman the first Native American President of the United States, discovers that he is a pawn of his wealthy backers who don’t want him to run for a second term. His campaign manager, Franklin, takes charge of the kabuki to get him out of office. Meanwhile Featherman transforms himself from a phony to the real deal, re-examining his political philosophy, his religious feelings, and his sexual identity.

Brent Luvaas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Culture & Communication
DIY Style: Fashion, Music and Global Digital Cultures
DIY Style tells the story of the international do-it-yourself  movement through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory. These vibrant DIY communities are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up.

Arthur M. Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology; Professor, Department of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor, Department of Community Health & Prevention, School of Public Health
Problem-Solving Therapy: A Treatment Manual
Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) is an evidenced-based psychosocial intervention found to be effective in helping a wide range of individuals more effectively adapt to both traumatic and chronic stress in order to reduce their health and mental health problems. The authors are the developers of PST and provide an updated treatment manual.

Christine Maguth Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor, Department of Psychology; Professor, Department of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
Problem-Solving Therapy: A Treatment Manual
Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) is an evidenced-based psychosocial intervention found to be effective in helping a wide range of individuals more effectively adapt to both traumatic and chronic stress in order to reduce their health and mental health problems. The authors are the developers of PST and provide an updated treatment manual.

Mimi Sheller, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policies
Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom
This book boldly revises the history of emancipation in post-slavery Jamaica, post-independence Haiti, and the wider Caribbean. Focusing on the interplay between the state, the body, race and sexuality, Sheller offers a new theory of “citizenship from below” and new methods for creative use of archival sources concerned with intimacy, violence, citizenship and erotic agency.
Nominated for the Gordon K and Sybil Lewis Prize and Elsa Goveia Book Prize.

Eva Thury, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English & Philosophy
Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths (3rd ed.)
Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, this book, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives.

Robert Zaller, Ph.D., Professor, Department of History & Politics
Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime
Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime has been described as the most comprehensive and substantial critical work ever devoted to the major American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962).  It attempts to situate Jeffers in the mainstream tradition of American thought and literature, and to interpret him in terms of his response to the challenges of modern science to his—and our—culture.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Young Cho, Ph.D., Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Plasma Discharge in Liquid: Water Treatment and Applications
Plasma methods that effectively combine ultraviolet radiation, active chemicals and high electric fields offer an alternative to conventional water treatment methods. However, knowledge of the electric breakdown of liquids has not kept pace with this increasing interest. This book provides engineers and scientists with a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena associated with plasma discharges in liquids, particularly in water.

Alexander Fridman, Ph.D., John A. Nyheim Chair Professor; Director, Drexel Plasma Institute, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Plasma Discharge in Liquid: Water Treatment and Applications
Plasma methods that effectively combine ultraviolet radiation, active chemicals and high electric fields offer an alternative to conventional water treatment methods. However, knowledge of the electric breakdown of liquids has not kept pace with this increasing interest. This book provides engineers and scientists with a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena associated with plasma discharges in liquids, particularly in water.

P. Mohana Shankar, Ph.D., Allen Rothwarf Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Fading and Shadowing in Wireless Systems
During the past two decades there has been a substantial growth in wireless communications. This book presents a comprehensive view of channel degradation in wireless channels arising from fading and shadowing and techniques to mitigate such problems. This work grew out of the author’s studies and explorations during a two-quarter sabbatical granted by Drexel University.

COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Chaomei Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Turning Points - The Nature of Creativity
Is there a systematic and constructive way to cultivate our creativity? This book explains why and how.
Nominated for 2012 Best Information Science Book of the Year

Vanessa Irvin Morris, Ed.D., Assistant Teaching Professor, Library and Information Science
The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Street Literature
This readers advisory sketches out the history of street literature, showing why it appeals so strongly to readers. It covers a variety of sub genres and title suggestions so that library staff can provide knowledgeable guidance to patrons. Morris’s book emphasizes an appreciation for street lit as a way to promote reading and library use.
Received the Zora Neale Hurston Award.

Jennifer Sweeney, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, Library and Information Science [Sacramento]
Literacy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth
There are over 90,000 teens incarcerated in this country on any given day, and most of these kids don’t read very well. The average reading level is 3rd grade for the typical 16 year old in detention. Yet, the vast majority of detention facilities do not provide adequate access to books. This book provides resources and advice for developing library programs for juveniles in detention

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Luther W. Brady, M.D., Distinguished University Professor; Hylda Cohn/American Society Professor of Clinical Oncology; Professor, Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology
The Encyclopedia of Radiation Oncology
This book provides more than 1,100 pages of definitions of the terms in radiation oncology.

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Gloria Donnelly, Ph.D., R.N., Dean, Professor
Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia For Nurses: 2013 Classic for Nurses
This guide contains content for drugs most commonly administered by bedside nurses. Nursing implications are included for each drug with tips on administration, patient education and more.

Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, Clinical Professor; Department Chair; Assistant Dean, Post-Licensure Nursing Programs
The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Finance
This book is written for nurse managers so that they can learn the key principles of financial reimbursement to health care facilities and budgeting concepts that are utilized to manage the resources of health care organizations.  As health care costs continue to rise, it is critical that nurse managers understand such concepts so that their organizations can thrive well into the future.
Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia For Nurses: 2013 Classic for Nurses
This guide contains content for drugs most commonly administered by bedside nurses. Nursing implications are included for each drug with tips on administration, patient education and more.

EARLE MACK SCHOOL OF LAW

Donald F. Tibbs, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Law
From Black Power to Prison Power: The Making of Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners’ Labor Union
This book uses the landmark case Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners’ Labor Union to examine the strategy, shape, and substance of prison inmates using race and radicalism to inspire the formation on an inmate labor union. It thus rekindles the debate over the triumphs and troubles associated with using Black Power as a platform for influencing legal policy and effecting legal change. While the ideology of the prisoners’ rights movement was complex, it rested on the underlying principle that the right to organize, and engage in political dissidence, was not only a First Amendment right guaranteed to free blacks, but one that should be explicitly guaranteed to captive blacks — a point too often overlooked in previous analyses.

GOODWIN COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Joyce Pittman, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, School of Education; Program Director, Harrisburg Educational Leadership and Management Program
Transforming Future Learning Environments: A Collection of Writings from Education to Digital Equity
The book addresses how students and educators learning needs drive positioning of technologies in transforming to virtual learning environment. Six big ideas call for using resources more effectively to transform education into equitable community-based learning places. Ideas aim to advance research in policy, leadership, emerging technologies and virtual learning

James T. Reese, Jr., Ed.D., Associate Professor, Sport Management Program
Ticket Operations and Sales Management in Sport
This book promises to be one of the most current and comprehensive textbooks on the topic of ticket operations and sales management.

Richard Sievert, Ph.D., PMP, CFM, Assistant Clinical Professor, Construction Management Program
Cooperative Marketing in the Construction Industry: The Powerful, Low-Cost Way to Grow Your Business
This book provides a structured method to help design and construction businesses increase sales productivity by using marketing alliances.  It is based on an industry survey, evaluation of 34 case studies, as well as the author’s 25 years of experience as president of a successful group of architecture, engineering, and construction companies.

LEBOW COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Daniel Korschun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing
Leveraging Corporate Responsibility - The Stakeholder Route to Maximizing Business and Social Value
The book explains how companies can engage in corporate social responsibility activities in ways that strengthen relationships with stakeholders such as employees and customers.

Stanley Ridgley, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
The Complete Guide to Business School Presenting
Offering competitive advantage to anyone launching a career in business, this guide trains you to develop powerful presentation skills to last a lifetime. It identifies seven verities of speaking that form the bedrock of superior presenting in the twenty-first century, and which imbue any speaker with power, energy and confidence: stance, voice, gesture, expression, movement, appearance and passion.  It reveals the secrets of powerful storytelling and provides a presentation structure to meet your every presentation demand.
USA Book News’s Best Book Award for Business: Careers.
Strategic Thinking Skills
This book offers a simple and comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind strategic thinking skills. It involves setting goals, developing long-range plans, anticipating the unexpected, analyzing your environment, and even cooperating with your competitors. 

Bert Rosenbloom, Ph.D., Rauth Chair Professor of Marketing Management
Marketing Channels: A Management View, 8th edition
This textbook addresses the following challenge: Every day, literally billions of people, as well as millions of industrial companies, businesses, institutions, and other organizations all over the world need and want millions of different products and services. Somehow, this vast conglomeration must be sorted out and matched up so that customers get the goods and services when and where they are needed. It is through effectively and efficiently managed marketing channels that this challenge can be met.

PENNONI HONORS COLLEGE

Lydia Pyne, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow, Great Works Symposium, Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry
The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene
This is an intellectual history of the Pleistocene looking at the dual character of the epoch as both a geologic time and as a cultural idea through the history of geology, paleoanthropology, and environmental history. What has been have termed “the Pleistocene” is, most broadly, the outcome of how “ice” and “idea” have interacted.

SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, SCIENCE & HEALTH SYSTEMS

Donald L. McEachron, Ph.D., Research Professor and Senior Lecturer; Coordinator, Academic Assessment and Quality Improvement
Chronobioengineering: Introduction to Biological Rhythms with Applications, Volume 1
The book introduces the concepts and applications of biological rhythms. It begins with the claim that biological rhythms are fundamental to life. The claim is then examined through a series of observations, assertions and evidence designed to determine the extent to which rhythmic and oscillatory phenomena permeate biology.

WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA ARTS AND DESIGN

Jim Klein, Associate Professor, Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise
Welcome to the Jungle: A Success Manual for Music and Audio Freelancers
This book deals with the reality that most newcomers to the professional music and audio scene have been trained in technique, with little or no time spent on the skills so necessary for a career in the “real world.” The work includes chapters on career planning, networking, building a portfolio, time management, and the psychological challenges of the freelance career.

Martha Lucy, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Art & Art History and Arts Administration
Renoir in the Barnes Foundation
The first book to examine the Barnes’ enormous collection of 181 works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, it offers an in-depth analyses of key works in the collection. The book explores how and why Albert Barnes focused so intently on this particular artist and reassesses Renoir’s contested status as a true “modernist.”
Nominated for the 2012 Alfred Barr Award.

Desire Smith, Adjunct Instructor of History of Costume, Fashion, Product, Design & Merchandising Department
Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920s - 1980s
A comprehensive overview celebrating the art of vintage, collectible lingerie, the book has 176 pages of color photography and descriptive detail, with images of fascinating lingerie from each decade from 1920 to 1980, including rare examples of lace-trimmed teddies, silk charmeuse gowns, boudoir ensembles, leopard print panty girdles, and nylon lace bustiers.

2012 Book Editors

Shyamalendu Bose, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
Functional Materials: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Functional Materials
Bose, S M, and S K. Tripathy, eds. Functional Materials: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Functional Materials (iwfm-2011), Berhampur, Odisha, India, 20-22 December 2011. Melville, N.Y: American Institute of Physics, 2012.

Rebecca Clothey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education, Goodwin College
Post-Secondary Education and Technology: A Global Perspective on Opportunities and Obstacles to Development
Clothey, Rebecca A, Stacy Austin-Li, and John C. Weidman, eds. Post-secondary Education and Technology: A Global Perspective on Opportunities and Obstacles to Development. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

H. Michael Dreher, Ph.D, R.N, Associate Professor, Division of Graduate Nursing
Legal Issues Confronting Today's Nursing Faculty : A Case Study Approach
Contributors: Faye Pearlman Meloy, Ph.D., M.S.N., Assistant Clinical Professor, Department Chair, Division of Graduate Nursing and Stephen Gambescia, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Health Administration Department

Ellen Giarelli, Ed.D., R.N., Associate Professor, Division of Graduate Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Integrated Care Across the Lifespan
Giarelli, Ellen, and Marcia R. Gardner, eds. Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Integrated Care Across the Lifespan. New York: Springer Pub Co, 2012.

Anthony Glascock, Ph.D., Coordinator of Anthropology Program; Professor of Anthropology, Department of Culture & Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
Essential Lessons for the Success of the Telehomecare: Why It’s not Plug and Play
Glascock, Anthony P. with David Kutzik, eds. Essential Lessons for the Success of Telehomecare: Why It’s not Plug and Play. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2012.

Rebecca Ingalls, Ph.D., Director of the First-Year Writing Program; Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
Critical Conversations about Plagiarism
Donnelly, Michael, Rebecca Ingalls, [et. al], eds. Critical Conversations about Plagiarism. Anderson: Parlor Press, 2012.

David Kutzik, Ph.D., Coordinator of the Sociology Program; Professor of Sociology, Department of Culture & Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
Essential Lessons for the Success of the Telehomecare: Why It’s not Plug and Play
Glascock, Anthony P. with David Kutzik, eds. Essential Lessons for the Success of Telehomecare: Why It’s not Plug and Play. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2012.

Benjamin Lev, Ph.D., Professor, LeBow College of Business
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management
Xu, Jiuping, Yasinzai, Masoom, Lev, Benjamin, eds. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Springer, 2012.

Hualou Liang, Ph.D., Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering
Biosignal Processing: Principles & Practices
Liang, Hualou, Joseph D. Bronzino, and Donald R. Peterson, eds. Biosignal Processing: Principles and Practices. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis, 2012.

Christine Maguth Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor, Department of Psychology; Professor, Department of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
Handbook of Psychology, Health Psychology
Nezu, Arthur M, Christine M. Nezu, and Pamela A. Geller, eds. Handbook of Psychology, Health Psychology. Wiley, 2012.

Art Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology; Professor, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Community Health & Prevention
Handbook of Psychology, Health Psychology
Nezu, Arthur M, Christine M. Nezu, and Pamela A. Geller, eds. Handbook of Psychology, Health Psychology. Wiley, 2012.

Leland Rockstraw, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Dean, Simulation, Clinical & Technology Academic Operations; Associate Clinical Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions
Wilson, Linda, and Leland Rockstraw, eds. Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions. New York, NY: Springer Pub. Co, 2012.

Alan Soble, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of English & Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
The Philosophy of Sex : Contemporary Readings
Power, Nicholas, Raja Halwani, and Alan Soble, eds. The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013.

Linda Wilson, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation and CNE Accreditation & Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions
Wilson, Linda, and Leland Rockstraw, eds. Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions. New York, NY: Springer Pub. Co, 2012.

Eric Zillmer, Psy.D., Professor of Neuropsychology; Director of Athletics, College of Arts and Sciences
Military Psychology: Clinical and Operational Applications
Kennedy, Carrie H, and Eric A. Zillmer, eds. Military Psychology: Clinical and Operational Applications. New York: The Guildford Press, 2012.

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