News Release Library
July 18, 2011

Faculty Members Publish Books and Book Chapters

Our distinguished faculty members are scholar-practitioners with years of industry experience and research acclaim. Nearly 90% of our professors hold PhDs or the highest degree in their discipline. They stay active in their fields and are passionate about bringing their expertise to the classroom. St. Edward’s University faculty members garner recognition near and far. Their latest book accomplishments from the 2010-2011 academic year include:

Kelley Coblentz Bautch, associate professor of Religious Studies, was invited to contribute to a Festschrift recognizing the Israeli scholar Rachel Elior, a well known researcher and teacher in the area of Jewish mysticism. Her essay “Peter and the Patriarch: A Confluence of Traditions?” was published in With Letters of Light: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Jewish Apocalypticism, Magic, and Mysticism in Honor of Rachel Elior.

Bautch wrote the essay “The Heavenly Temple, the Prison in the Void and the Uninhabited Paradise: Otherworldly Sites in The Book of the Watchers,” published in Other Worlds and Their Relation to this World.

Bautch authored the essay “Mythic Geography,” published in The Dictionary of Early Judaism.

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Shannan Butler and Corinne Weisgerber, assistant professors of Communication, authored the peer-reviewed book chapter“Empowering 21st Century Learners through Personal Learning Networks,” in Teaching and Learning with the Net Generation

Butler and Weisgerber authored “Social Media as a Professional Development Tool: Using Blogs, Microblogs and Social Bookmarks to Create Personal Learning Networks,” in Teaching Arts & Science with Social Media.

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Associate Professor of Accounting Carolyn Conn authored the chapter/case study “Too Good to be True?” in Financial Statement Fraud Casebook: Baking the Ledgers and Cooking the Books, a book about financial statement.

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Val Episcopo, assistant professor of Sociology, had her dissertation published. Her book is titled Strain and Weight Change: A Look at How Social Strains Change Body Size.

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Associate Professor of Communication Teresita Garza’s book chapter, “The Rhetorical Legacy of Coyolxauhqui: (Re)collecting and (Re)membering Voice” was published in a ground-breaking work on Latin@ communication titled Latina/o Discourse in Vernacular Spaces: Somos de una Voz?

Garza was invited by acclaimed author Dr. Barry Brummett, University of Texas Charles Sapp Centennial Professor in Communication and University of Texas Department of Communication Studies Chair, to submit a chapter for his forthcoming book entitled The Politics of Style, and the Style of Politics.Garza’s chapter is titled “The Roots of Style: Hair, Cultural Politics, and Epideictic Rhetoric.” In this chapter, Garza extends the classical concept of epideictic rhetoric through an examination of hairstyle as a type of nonverbal style that illustrates the complexities of personal and cultural politics for individuals and communities in the era of global communication.

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Brother George Klawitter, professor of English, published a new edition of The Poems of Charles O’Donnell, CSC. This edition was the first to print all of O’Donnell’s published poems, as well as unpublished poems that Brother George found in the archives at Notre Dame and at the Holy Cross Indiana Province Archives. The Poems of Charles O’Donnell, CSC is Klawitter’s 14th published book, and his book, Let Orpheus Take Your Hand, won the Gival Press Poetry Prize in 2002. His articles have appeared in numerous publications.

 

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Lori Peterson, associate professor of Communication, recently published the book chapter “Cutting the Meeting Short: Conflicting Narrative Choices in One Woman’s Maternity Leave” based on her years of research documenting women’s experiences returning to work following maternity leaves. The chapter was included in Contemplating Maternity in the Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction.

 

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Edward Shirley, professor of Religious and Theological Studies, will have a chapter published in a yet-to-be titled book on Muslim-Christian dialogue. The chapter is a paper he gave at a conference in 2009: “Seeking the Lower Place: A Dialogue between Fethullah G├╝len’s Understanding of Sufism and Franciscan Spirituality.”

 

 

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Associate Professor in the School of Education Kris Sloan published the entry “Subtractive Education/Schooling” in Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. He also had a book chapter “Meeting the Challenge of High-Stakes Testing: Toward a Culturally-Relevant Assessment Literacy” in the book, Transforming Teacher Education: What Went Wrong in Teacher Training and How to Fix It.

Sloanand Barbara Frandsen, associate professor of Education, presented “Virtual Coaching Student Interns: Skyping into the Classroom” at the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education Annual Conference in Houston on October 10–12, 2010.

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Assistant Professor in University Programs Amy Nathan Wright authored the book chapter “The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Marks, Mississippi, and the Mule Train: Fighting Poverty Locally, Representing Poverty Nationally” in Civil Rights History from the Ground Up; Local Struggles, a National Movement.

 

 

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Walle Conoly, professor of Art, is working on illustrations for a book by Jim Sage. Sage is a naturalist who is finishing his book on wildlife and plant life that live in the Big Bend area of West Texas. Sage, for a time, was an employee of St. Edward’s, working with our foreign students. Conoly has been asked to do a total of 19 illustrations for Sage’s book. The book will likely be published in late summer.

 

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William J. Zanardi, professor of Philosophy, published the 300+ page manuscript A Theory of Ordered Liberty at the beginning of 2011. The text makes use of developments in the neurosciences and clinical psychology to offer alternatives to traditional discussions and debates about liberty.