Mason Faculty Authors Publish New Books

Posted: November 26, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of new books recently published by Mason faculty.

Alan Cheuse, professor of English, wrote a collection of two novellas titled “The Fires” and published by Santa Fe Writer’s Project (2007). The first novella is “The Fires,” and the second is “The Exorcism.”

Stuart Malawer, distinguished professor of law and international trade in the School of Public Policy, wrote the book “WTO Law, Litigation and Policy – Sourcebook of Internet Documents” (Wm. S. Hein & Co., 2007.), which provides a comparative and institutional focus and includes interdisciplinary information on issues of law, trade and politics from a range of member states.

Margo Mastropieri and Tom Scruggs, professors of education, published “The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Instruction,” third edition (Prentice Hall, 2006). The book offers teachers of K-12 techniques, research and standards for instructing students with special needs.

Carrie A. Meyer, associate professor of economics, wrote “Days on the Family Farm: From the Golden Age through the Great Depression” (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). A unique set of farm diaries and ledgers from 1901 to 1944 form the basis of this book, which tells the economic history of the agricultural Midwest through the lens of a farmwife’s records.

Mark Rozell, professor of public policy, and Gleaves Whitney have edited two books published by Palgrave Macmillan this year. “Religion and the American Presidency” opens a new avenue toward understanding the politics and policies of many U.S. presidents. As the essays in this book reveal, religion has had an enormous influence on many critical presidencies in U.S. history.

“Religion and the Bush Presidency” is a collection of essays that examines the influence of various religions voting groups on the 2004 presidential campaign and reviews and assesses the impact of religion on the policies of George W. Bush’s presidency.

Kimberly Sheridan, assistant professor of education, co-wrote a book with Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner and Shirley Veenema titled “Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education” (Teachers College Press, 2007) that makes the case for art education for every child.

James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, wrote “Why Science?” (Teachers College Press, 2007) in which he argues for scientific literacy in the 21st century.

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