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Celebrating Books by OSU Authors - 2008


Meet this year's authors!

Brant Adams bullet Cokie Anderson bullet Linda M. Austin bullet Lee Bird bullet Phil Choo bullet Anne-Marie Condacse bullet Bob Darcy bullet Sidney Ewing bullet Jami Fullerton bullet Todd Hubbard bullet Deb Jordan bullet Thomas Lanners bullet Jason Lavery bullet Bin Liang bullet Lance A. Millis bullet David Moll bullet Ruth Mudroch bullet Jennifer Paustenbaugh bullet David Peters bullet Angela Piehl bullet Donna Rhea bullet William Seagall bullet Ramesh Sharda bullet Ravi Sheorey bullet Marcella Sirhandi bullet Rebecca te Velde bullet Jean Van Delinder bullet Martin Wallen space Susan Weir bulletJohn Wooley

Author Brant Adams

Brant Adams, author of multiple audio recordings

Originally from Gallipolis, Ohio, Brant Adams holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Capital University, a Master of Music degree in music theory from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Ph.D in theory from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied composition with Donald Grantham. He has taught at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and since 1987 at Oklahoma State University, where he serves as professor and coordinator of the theory/composition area, coordinator of music business and academic advisor.

In 1992, Dr. Adams was awarded the Distinguished Composer of the Year Award by the Music Teachers National Association for his Masque and Bacchanalia for woodwind quintet and piano. In 1994, he wrote the incidental music for the off-Broadway play Exchange produced at the Soho Repertory Theatre in New York City. In 2000, he arranged and orchestrated Sing for the Cure, a compilation of choral compositions of 10 composers from around the United States commissioned by the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation which has been performed in dozens of cities across the country.

Dr. Adams also works periodically in the recording and publishing industry as a producer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor. At OSU, Dr. Adams has received several awards including two Outstanding Faculty Member awards, the Friends of Music Distinguished Music Professor award and the Wise-Diggs-Berry Award for Teaching Excellence.

Cokie Anderson, author of Ethical Decision Making for Digital Libraries

Cokie Anderson is an associate professor and electronic publishing librarian at Oklahoma State University, and is the director of the OSU Library's Electronic Publishing Center. She joined the OSU faculty in March 2000 and has worked since that time on developing the library's electronic collections. Notable projects include the digitization of Decisions of the Indian Claims Commission, the National Endowment of the Humanities We the People project "From Warrior to Saint: The Journey of David Pendleton Oakerhater" funded by an Oklahoma Humanities Council grant and the online versions of Oklahoma Today, the state magazine, and the NEH-funded Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. All of EPC's publications may be accessed at http://digital.library.okstate.edu/.

Anderson has acted as a consultant on digital projects for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma School of Law and CareerTech, and serves on the editorial board of The Electronic Library and the advisory council of Amigos Library Services. She is also the co-author with David Maxwell of Starting a Digitization Center (Chandos 2004).

Ethical Decision Making for Digital Libraries examines the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in digital libraries, and the codes of conduct, professional guidelines and ethics resources used in resolving them. It begins with an overview of classical and applied ethics, then reviews the codes of conduct of professional information societies (libraries, archivists, information technology). It examines issues and situations that arise in digitization and digital library management and explores the ways established information ethics can be applied and adapted to these cases. Areas covered include ethical questions in selection of materials, intellectual property, funding, standards, site design, open access initiatives, journal licensing, collaborative projects, digital preservation, outsourcing and one's responsibilities to one's employer/institution, one's patrons/users, funding agencies, professional associations and the worldwide information community.

Linda M. Austin, author of Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917

Linda Austin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and specializes in the British literature and culture of the "long" nineteenth century (1780-1917). She is the author of The Practical Ruskin (Johns Hopkins UP, 1991) and Nostalgia in Transition (U of Virginia P, 2007), as well as essays on Thomas Hardy, James Thomson, John Ruskin, Alice Meynell and other writers. Her interests cover the relations between literature and the fine arts, nineteenth-century economics and mental science. She has been at OSU since 1986.

In Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917, Linda M. Austin traces the development of nostalgia from a memory disorder in the eighteenth century to its modern formulation as a pleasant recreational distraction. Offering a paradigm for and analysis of nostalgic memory as it operates in various attempts to reenact the past, Austin explains both the early and the modern understanding of this phenomenon. For students and scholars interested in the Victorian era as well as in Romanticism and modernism, Nostalgia in Transition provides a well-rounded perspective on how and why our understanding of nostalgia has changed over time.

Lee Bird, editor of The First Amendment on Campus: A Handbook for College and University Administrators

The Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Lee E. Bird, serves as the senior student affairs officer for the university. She provides direction and leadership for programs and services affecting student development. Dr. Bird provides counsel regarding student affairs to the President and to the executive vice president of the university. She also oversees policy formulation on matters concerning student life and administers the budget for the division of student affairs.

This reader-friendly handbook addresses the responsibilities of administrators to balance protecting the rights of many different parties while maintaining a campus atmosphere conducive to learning. It offers practical advice and strategies for dealing with myriad First Amendment issues based on previous court cases and the experiences of administrators and campus hearing officers who have lived to tell about it.

Phil Choo

Phil Choo, graphic designer of Graduate Studies in Design, Merchandising & Housing at OSU

Assistant professor and graphic designer Phil Choo teaches graphic design courses in the OSU Department of Art. Choo earned his MFA from Iowa State University and was an assistant professor in graphic design at the University of Minnesota for three years before joining OSU in 2005. Choo's designs and photography have been nationally and internationally awarded and exhibited. His clients include Korean Society of Interior Architects/Designers, Asia Interior Design Institute Association, Iowa Department of Transportation and OSU Departments of Art. He is currently designing websites for the OSU Department of Art and the OSU Institute for Protective Apparel Research and Technology. Choo works with typography and interactive media to create visual communication through print design, web-based design and CD-ROM design.

The DHM brochure was designed to promote the graduate program in the department of Design, Housing, Merchandising at Oklahoma State University and was awarded in the Art Design Institute (ADI) Award of China Academy of Art. The brochure will be published in the ADI AWARD: Graphic Design Annual Vol.1 and will be exhibited in April 2008.

Anne-Marie Condacse

Anne Marie Condacse performer of Anne-Marie Condacse Performing Chamber Music by Felicia Donceanu

Romanian-born soprano Anne-Marie Condacse began her musical training as a violin major at the George Enescu School of Music, Bucharest, Romania. Condacse has been a resident artist with the George Enescu National Philharmonic, and she has appeared as guest soloist with The Romanian National Opera, Ion Dacian Operetta Theater, Slovakian Opera, Oradea Lyric Theater, Woodlands Symphony and the Moores Opera Center. Her operatic performances include: Corinna in Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims, Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Bl'ndchen in Mozart's Die Entf'hrung aus dem Serail, Gretel in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, Cecile de Volanges in Susa's Dangerous Liaison, Marcantonio in Argento's Casanova's Home Coming and First Nice in Britten's Peter Grimmes. Condacse has also performed as a recitalist and concert artist throughout United States, Romania, Germany and France.  Her concert credits include: Botti's Cosmosis, Orff's Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Faur's Requiem, Haydn's Harmoniemesse, Mozart's Kr'nungsmesse, Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Vivaldi's Gloria. Condacse has appeared in music programs broadcast on the Romanian National Radio and Television stations.

Her recent CD, Anne-Marie Condacse Performing Chamber Music by Felicia Donceanu, was released in 2007 on Electrecord Records. Anne-Marie Condacse received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Rice University and her Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree with a minor in Vocal Science and Pedagogy from the University of Houston.  Dr. Condacse is an Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies at Oklahoma State University, where she also has joined the faculty of the School of International Studies.

Bob Darcy

Bob Darcy, co-author of The Oklahoma Women's Almanac

Bob Darcy has taught at Oklahoma State University since 1977 and has been a Regents Professor since 1991. He has been visiting professor at Keele University, England; Trinity College, Dublin; Queen's University, Belfast; University College, Galway; University of New South Wales, Australia; Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul; Nagpur University, India; and the universities of Connecticut and New Orleans. He lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. He has also published fiction. Darcy has been appointed to Oklahoma commissions dealing with judicial selection and women's issues and has served as an expert on elections and racial disparities for attorneys general in the federal courts of six states. He was elected chair of the A&S Faculty Council, chair of the OSU General Faculty and of OSU's AAUP chapter. His honors include OSU's Sigma Xi Lectureshiy; the Oklahoma Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award, a Commendation from the Oklahoma House of Representatives; Keele University's (England) Bruce Fellow; The Oklahoma Political Science Association's Oklahoma's Outstanding Political Scientist. Darcy's biographies are in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He is married to Lynne Murnane. They have two daughters, Mary and Catherine, and two grandchildren, Éamonn and Ruairí.

The Oklahoma Women's Almanac provides fascinating information on the status of women in Oklahoma; in depth statistics cover all aspects of women's situation; biographies and pictures of hundreds of Oklahoma women all make for a celebration of the contribution women have made to this state.

Sidney Ewing

Sidney Ewing, author of Organized Veterinary Medicine in the 46th State: The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, 1907-2006

Sidney A. Ewing is a life member of the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. A native of Georgia, he is Wendall H. and Nellie G. Krull professor emeritus of veterinary parasitology at Oklahoma State University where he worked over a span of several decades. He taught and conducted research in veterinary parasitology at four different land grant institutions. He is a past president of the American Veterinary Medical History Society.

Jami Fullerton, co-author of Advertising's War on Terrorism: The Story of the U.S. State Department's Shared Values Initiative

Jami Fullerton is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University, where she teaches advertising and mass communication research and theory. Dr. Fullerton, who is the recipient of one State Department grant and a participant in two others, often spends her summers abroad, teaching and conducting research on cross-cultural communication and media globalization. The OSU College of Arts and Sciences named her an outstanding researcher in 2001. She currently serves as chair of the American Advertising Federation's Academic Committee and is on the AAF Board of Directors.

The Bush Administration missed an opportunity to improve America's image in the Arab and Muslim world when it shut down the controversial 2002 "Brand America" public diplomacy television advertising campaign, a new book written by two U.S. advertising professors suggests. Contrary to news media and government reports at the time, the Shared Values Initiative (SVI)-the official name for the advertising campaign at the State Department-improved America's image in Indonesia and possibly throughout the Middle East. This book explores what went wrong with the Shared Values Initiative and how to change the U.S. approach to public diplomacy in the future.

Todd Hubbard, author of Aviation Mental Health: Psychological Implications for Air Transportation

Todd Hubbard is the Clarence E. Page endowed chair and principal investigator for research in aviation psychology at Oklahoma State University. Hubbard served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a military pilot and has flown the U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft at many locations around the world. In 1984, Hubbard ejected from a U-2 aircraft that had blown apart on takeoff. During his recovery, he withstood the difficulties of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a diagnosis that still influences how Hubbard processes the flight environment. His major areas of interest are aviation human factors and crew resource management of flight crewmembers.

This book provides an authoritative and practical guide to the assessment, management, treatment and care of pilots and other professional groups within aviation; covering a range of relevant topics, for health and human resources practitioners working in the airline industry. Excerpt by Professor Anthony N. Nicholson, King's College London

Deb Jordan, author of Leadership in Leisure Services: Making a Difference

Dr. Jordan has been at OSU since 1997 and is a full professor in the Leisure Studies Program. She has written several textbooks, made numerous presentations, and received grants and contracts for her work. Her areas of interest include leadership, outdoor recreation, parks, social psychology and issues of social justice. Dr. Jordan loves to travel, read and play outdoors.

Leadership in Leisure Services is a textbook for students majoring in parks, recreation and leisure services. Taking the perspective that leadership development is a personal journey, the text covers the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective leader in all areas of the field.

Thomas Lanners

Thomas Lanners, performer of Ned Rorem: The Three Piano Sonatas

Thomas Lanners, Professor of Piano, has appeared as a solo and collaborative pianist and clinician throughout the U.S. and abroad, presenting his New York solo debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in October 2004. His performances have been broadcast nationally and internationally on programs such as NPR's Performance Today and RT Radio 1's Sunday Miscellany in Ireland. Lanners' latest recording, Ned Rorem: The Three Piano Sonatas, was released in 2007 on Centaur Records. The disc has received much critical praise, including the following quotes from critic Mark Lehman's review in American Record Guide: "It's especially pleasing to have all three of Rorem's sonatas on one disc, superbly played by Thomas Lanners, and in clear, vivid sound. Anyone who cares about mainstream 20th Century piano music should seek out this superlative recording."

Thomas was awarded a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording in New York to record these works by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer. His previous CD, Touches of Bernstein: The Complete Published Piano Music of Leonard Bernstein, was released by Centaur in 2005. Among recent solo appearances, Lanners performed in November 2007 on the Pianistes la Maison du Peuple series at the Centre Culturel Jacques Franck in Brussels, and at the Rode Pomp in Gent, Belgium. In October 2007, he performed on the Classical Mondays recital series in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, the city's preeminent recital venue. Lanners received his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music as a student of Barry Snyder, after earning his Bachelor of Music degree at Florida State University as a student of Leonidas Lipovetsky. His feature articles have been published in American Music Teacher and Clavier magazines.

Jason Lavery, author of The History of Finland

Jason Lavery is an associate professor of history at Oklahoma State University. His areas of scholarly specialization are early modern Scandinavia and Germany, as well as modern Finland. Professor Lavery has published two books: Germany's Northern Challenge: The Holy Roman Empire and the Scandinavian Struggle for the Baltic 1563-1576(Boston and Leiden: Brill Academic Press, 2002), and The History of Finland (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006). During the 2007-08 academic year, he will be a research fellow at the Collegium for Advanced Research at Helsinki University.

Finland has occupied the political, religious, cultural and economic border between eastern and western Europe since prehistoric times. Despite its peripheral location, the country has found itself in the mainstream of developments that created modern Europe, such as nationalism, world wars, industrialization, and the current political and economic integration. The first evidence of human life in Finland began sometime in the millennium 7,000-8,000 B.C. when small, tribal groups populated the area. In 1155, Finland became a part of the Swedish kingdom. Finland was annexed to Russia as a result of wars between the Swedish king and Russian rulers in 1809, bringing about the Age of Autonomy or Imperial Era. The Age of Independence came when Finland's leaders declared the country's political independence in 1917. Finland, along with several newly independent countries, had to find its place in the new Europe. The country created a secure and prosperous location during times of turmoil. It has emerged into a place of privilege, with high levels of prosperity, cultural achievements and social peace. Ideal for students and general readers, the History of Finland is part of Greenwood's Histories of Modern Nations series. With over thirty nation's histories in print, these books provide readers with a concise, up-to-date history of countries throughout the world. Reference features include a biographical section highlighting notable figures in Finland's history, a timeline of important historical events, and a bibliographical essay.

Bin Liang, author of The Changing Chinese Legal System, 1978-Present: Centralization of Power and Rationalizationo of the Legal System

Bin Liang, an assistant professor in the department of sociology at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, has published a number of articles on studies related to crime and the legal system in China. He received his Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from Arizona State University in 2003. His new book with Routledge (2008) is titled The Changing Chinese Legal System, 1978-Present: Centralization of Power and Rationalization of the Legal System. His current research interests include globalization and its impact on the Chinese legal system, crime and deviance in China, and the drug court in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

The Changing Chinese Legal System, 1978-Present: Centralization of Power and Rationalization of the Legal System examines dramatic changes happened to the Chinese legal system in the reform era. In addition to historical analyses of changes at the economic, political-legal, and social levels, special attention is given to crime and punishment functions of the legal system and the current judicial system based on a field research in Beijing and Chengdu. This book also examines the Chinese legal system within the global system. The increasing integration of China's economy into the global system brings dramatic changes at home, and China's changing legal system at the same time plays an increasing role in the process of the Chinese government's transition in the global context.

Lance A. Millis, author of College Prep 101

Lance Millis is creator and author of College Prep 101. He has nearly 18 years of experience at OSU, including seven in the Office of High School and College Relations and more than 10 in student academic services. He has been involved in new student enrollment, teaches freshman orientation class and has won campus awards for academic advising. Millis has been advisor to student organizations, a volunteer for new student orientation, served on and headed selection committees for student scholarships and awards and headed the school's enrollment appeals committee. Millis also created award-winning, CollegePrep-101 as well as College Answer Guy web sites aimed at helping high school students prepare for, select and successfully transition to college. Together, the two sites and the book provide tons of information for those involved in the process of selecting a college, their parents, and educational professionals who work with them. Millis holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees from OSU (Recreation Management and Interdisciplinary Sciences, respectively) and is a graduate of Bartlesville High School. In college, Millis was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Phi Epsilon Kappa Honorary Fraternity and served as OSU's mascot, Pistol Pete. Millis is married and has two children.

College Prep 101 aims to help high school students, their parents, and those who work with them, prepare for and be successful in college. It's the result of over a decade of creating and managing a web site with the same name and the author's spending seven years recruiting high school students and more than a decade in academic advising at Oklahoma State University. Written in a very readable, no-nonsense style, the book contains chapters like: Planning for College, Choosing a College, College Entrance Exams, The Application Process, Visiting College Campuses, College and Money, Making the Transition to College, What to Bring to College, Sharpening your Study Skills, Time Management and Thoughts for Parents. The author's philosophy is the more a student knows about what to expect from the college selection process, and from college in general, the more likely he or she is to be successful. Everyone should be able to pick out pieces of advice they can use, from the high-achieving scholar to the 'just-getting-by' average joe, to either's parents.

Dr. David Moll

David Moll, co-author of A Manual of Equine Diagnostic Procedures

Dr. David Moll graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1978. He received his DVM from Kansas State University in 1982. He completed an Internship in Large Animal Surgery and Medicine at Auburn University. He then spent three years in practice at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Fla. He returned to Auburn where he received a M.S. in Surgery and Medicine and stayed as a research associate until 1990, when he left to go to Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. He left in 2000 to become head of the equine section at Oklahoma State University. He is presently a professor in equine surgery and holds the Oxley Chair of Equine Sports Medicine. Moll is the author of two books, Large Animal Urogenital Surgery and A Manual of Equine Diagnostic Procedures.

This book is designed to be a step-by-step manual describing the 55 most commonly performed diagnostic procedures in horses. It will be used by third and fourth year veterinary students taking the large animal medicine and surgery course, and in the equine medical and surgical rotations. It will also be used by equine and mixed animal practitioners as a guide in clinical practice. Chapter 24 concentrates on techniques for joint injection and aspiration. The manual is not exhaustive. The procedures covered are those preferred by the authors.

Ruth Mudroch with The Campus of OAMC, the book she designed.

Ruth Mudroch, designer of The Campus of OAMC

Ruth Mudroch is an Oklahoma State University senior. She anticipates graduating in December 2008 with an emphasis in graphic design. Ruth works as a graphic design intern at the library where she gets to do a variety of projects ranging from the You're @ the Library campaign to a series of pieces for the James Bradley dinner. The Campus of OAMC: A Pictorial History of Buildings and Facilities is the first book Ruth's designed from cover to cover. She gained many insights into the inner workings of publishing and intends to continue designing multipage projects. Ruth hopes to continue designing once she graduates and intends on moving back north where it actually snows in the winter. She says this is because, "if it is going to be cold, there may as well be some snow to sled on." Ruth has only lived in Oklahoma during her four years of college and is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She can often be found oil painting, trying out new recipes or cheering on the Green Bay Packers in her free time.

This coffee-table style book highlights the OAMC campus from 1891 to 1957 and features images from the photographic collections of the Edmon Low Library's Special Collections and University Archives department. The OAMC period is broken into seven chapters with construction and campus development arranged chronologically. All significant building projects are featured and include images, maps, and brief narratives. The Campus of OAMC highlights the growth of a land-grant college and experiment station on the plains of Oklahoma from its humble beginnings in the 1890s during the territorial period to the rapid expansion after World War II and the impact of the GI Bill. Many of these facilities no longer exist, or have been dramatically altered, while others continue to provide the places where education, research and extension still thrive today.

Jennifer Paustenbaugh

Jennifer Paustenbaugh, co-author of The Oklahoma Women's Almanac

As associate library dean for planning and assessment, Jennifer Paustenbaugh is responsible for the Library's planning, assessment and outcomes assessment; research, grants and contracts; facilities and security; reappointment, promotion and tenure process; and Library statistics. Jennifer holds a B.A. in political science with a certificate in Russian area studies, an M.L.S. and an M.A. in East European area studies, as well as a Ph.D. in information science, all from Indiana University. Her first professional position was as an assistant librarian at Indiana University. She joined OSU in 1990 as the patent and economic development librarian. She spent five years as the Library's development officer before moving on to act as head of Special Collections and University Archives. Jennifer's first book, Oklahoma Women's Almanac, co-authored with R. Darcy, will be released this fall.

The Oklahoma Women's Almanac provides fascinating information on the status of women in Oklahoma; in-depth statistics covering all aspects of women's situation; biographies and pictures of hundreds of Oklahoma women all make for a celebration of the contribution women have made to this state.

David Peters with The Campus of OAMC, the book he wrote.

David Peters, author of The Campus of OAMC

David was born in Manhattan, Kan., raised in Ames, Iowa and moved to Stillwater in 1971. He graduated from OSU and served as a Peace Corps/agricultural extension agent from 1978 to 1980 in Sierra Leone, West Africa. David has worked at the Edmon Low Library since January 1986, serving first in the General Reference Department, later in Special Collections, then as supervisor of the Map Room. He returned to the Special Collections and University Archives department as coordinator of Special Collections in December 2000 and was honored that year as the Outstanding Library Employee. David co-authored The Campus book in the OSU Centennial Histories Series in 1990. He writes a regular column for STATE Magazine under the title "Proud and Immortal." David served two terms on the OSU Staff Advisory Council and three terms on the university's Health and Fringe Benefits committee. He received the OSU/SAC Distinguished Service Award in 1999, and is also a two-time recipient of the Greenberg/Howland Personnel Development Award. He completed certification requirements at OSU in Geographic Information Systems in May 2004. David has been married for 25 years and has a daughter in the 8th Grade.

This coffee-table style book highlights the OAMC campus from 1891 to 1957 and features images from the photographic collections of the Edmon Low Library's Special Collections and University Archives department. The OAMC period is broken into seven chapters with construction and campus development arranged chronologically. All significant building projects are featured and include images, maps and brief narratives. The Campus of OAMC highlights the growth of a land-grant college and experiment station on the plains of Oklahoma from its humble beginnings in the 1890s during the territorial period to the rapid expansion after World War II and the impact of the GI Bill. Many of these facilities no longer exist, or have been dramatically altered, while others continue to provide the places where education, research, and extension still thrive today.

Angela Piehl

Angela Piehl, assistant curator and contributing writer Y Que? Queer Art Made in Texas

Angela Piehl is a painter who works primarily in oil on birch panel. Angela's recent works abstracted from photo sources and small-scale still life arrangements. These pieces are an investigation of mass media images that relate to gender.  Angela juxtaposes abstract moments from the backgrounds of advertising in "lifestyle" magazines (like Martha Stewart Living, etc.) with the luxury items that are often used in contemporary culture to create a particular gender identity.

Angela emulates these mass media sources by building small still life arrangements and taking digital photos as a sketching process.  She then paints these dissimilar elements and abstracts them to create a cohesion that feels tentative and shifting.  Her investigation stems from the observation of distress as it relates to gender and the many complex levels this distress can embody, while including a subtle critique of painting as a creative medium.

Angela received her B.F.A. from the University of Texas in Austin with a concentration in Painting and Printmaking. She pursued her graduate degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and received an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing. Upon graduation, she began her teaching career and started exhibiting both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include shows at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles; and a traveling exhibit in Birmingham, UK. She is presently assistant curator for the upcoming group exhibition "Y QUE" at Landmark Arts Gallery in Lubbock, Texas.

Before coming to Oklahoma State, Angela taught as a visiting assistant professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Donna Rhea, contributor to Centennial Stitches: Oklahoma History in Quilts

Donna Rhea learned to quilt from her mother and grandmother. She has worked for OSU as a senior secretary in the Department of Agricultural Economics for 12 years. She started quilting in 1982. Today, she is sought out by customers and friends to do hand and machine quilting. In addition, Donna teaches quilting and general sewing skills to young people of her church. She is the eldest of eight children and the mother of two.

Centennial Stitches: Oklahoma History in Quilts is a coffee table gift book containing the 80 centennial quilt photos and stories, along with 56 stories of other Oklahoma historic quilts and 32 pages of a sampling of 1800s cherished legacy quilt photos that would have traveled into Oklahoma in covered wagons before statehood.

William Segall, author of School Reform in a Global Society

Dr. William E. Segall is professor-emeritus of social foundations in Oklahoma State University's College of Education and the University's School of International Studies. His graduate seminars in Ethiopian and Soviet educational systems are noted internationally along with his pioneering undergraduate social foundations curricula on the role schools play in global societies. Dr. Segall has also taught in Canada and was a principal of a Japanese juku. Other books authored by Dr. Segall include Introduction to Education: Teaching in a Diverse Society (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2004), and Oh, Do I Remember! Experiences of Teachers During the Desegregation of Austin's Schools, 1964-1971 (State University of New York Press, 2001), both with Anna V. Wilson. He also authored Readings in Secondary Education in the United States (Selected Academic Readings, 1969) with John Wells.

School Reform in a Global Society describes how a silent, wealthy upper class in the United States waited until the end of the 20th century to transform America into something it had been during the Age of the Robber Barons. Known today as Neoliberals, these nostalgic elites crave the return of the unregulated capitalism of the nineteenth century and see themselves as the new Victorian imperialists. In the name of greater globalization, their corporate policies force governments of developing countries to accept schooling that disregards and damages their cultures. And in the United States, they have discovered they cannot create their imperial utopia without first forcing schools to develop an obedient working class. This social history of schools, capitalism and colonialism shows how those who crave wealth and power are willing to gamble away the lives of American youth in order to satisfy dreams of economic glory.

Ramesh Sharda

Ramesh Sharda, editor of Decision Support for Global Enterprises & co-author of Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach

Ramesh Sharda is Conoco/DuPont Professor of Management of Technology and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the College of Business Administration at Oklahoma State University. He spent the last academic year on sabbatical leave at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his B.S. in engineering from the University of Udaipur, M.S. from Ohio State University, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

One of his major activities in the last few years was to start the M.S. in telecommunications management program at OSU. He has served as the founding editor of Interactive Transactions of OR/MS, an INFORMS electronic journal. He is also the computer science editor of OR/MS Today, and an associate editor of the INFORMS Journal on Computing. Ramesh has co-edited several books and is the editor for a Kluwer book series in Computer Science/Operations Research Interfaces, which has currently published 17 volumes. His research has been published in major journals in management science and information systems including Management Science, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Interfaces, INFORMS  Journal on Computing, Computers and Operations Research and many others.

His research interests are in optimization applications on desktop computers, information systems support for new product development, neural networks, business uses of the Internet and knowledge networks. His research has been sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency, NSF, Marketing Science Institute, and several other organizations. He and his colleagues are working on using information technology to facilitate electronic commerce between the United States government and small businesses. This work, sponsored by the CATT program, has resulted in development of SCORE, a tutorial for small businesses, hands-on Internet training materials, and development of a web site, as well as the development of the Defense Supplier Catalog. Ramesh is also a cofounder of a company that produces virtual trade fairs, iTradeFair.com.

Increasingly India, with its expertise in communication technology, is becoming the "global back office" to international supply chains. Many international companies (and examples are legion, but a few examples are IBM, Sony, Exxon/Mobil, etc.) have employed Indian resources to help them with their data, their computerized decision support and their knowledge management. With large corporations opening the path to India, it has allowed a substantial communications and decision-support infrastructure to develop in a number of Indian cities. Therefore, opportunities have emerged for both large and small enterprises in the global market place to utilize these developing Indian resources. Decision Support for Global Enterprises is a volume of a mixture of peer-reviewed and invited papers. The volume will have two primary goals: (1) Stimulate creative and thoughtful discussion between academic research leaders and the practitioner information systems community that will improve both the research and practice in the area. (2) Increase the awareness of the problems and challenges faced by global enterprises that can be met with innovative computerized decision support systems. In addition to the positive aspects, the limitations of these systems and technologies are also explored. Emphasized in the book will be research on the following topics: (1) the emerging enterprise decision making processes and technologies; (2) decision making in uncertain, rapidly changing conditions; (3) the changing infrastructure in organizations and society; (4) the expanding role of web technologies; and (5) emerging theories and practices for managing knowledge and in making decisions.

As Business Intelligence (BI) evolves from an executive support tool to the primary system implemented in almost all medium and large companies, this is the only book that gives students the BI foundation needed to excel as a manager and decision maker in today's new world.

Ravi Sheorey, editor of Studies in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics & author of Learning and Teaching of English in India

Ravi Sheorey is professor of English at Oklahoma State University, where he teaches courses in applied linguistics and teaching English as a second language. Professor Sheorey’s research has focused on the learning and teaching of English in non-native contexts, and his papers have appeared in a variety of international journals, including Canadian Modern Language Review, ELT Journal, Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Research in Reading, TESOL Matters, TESOL Quarterly and System. His books include: Learning and Teaching English in India (Sage Publications, 2006); [co-edited] Studies in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics (University of Debrecen Press, 2007); and [co-authored] Reading Strategies of First and Second Language Learners (Christopher-Gordon Publishers, 2008); In the spring semester 2004, he was awarded a Fulbright Professorship and taught courses in TEFL and Applied Linguistics and conducted research at the University of Veszprem in Hungary. He is the recipient of OKTESOL’s "2005 ESL Professional of the Year" award and the “Oklahoma State Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, 2007.”

Studies in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics showcases applied and theoretical linguistic research of Hungarian and American scholars who have taught, are teaching, and/or have conducted research at Hungarian universities. The studies, which cover a wide range of topics, are intended to contribute to the growing body of research on the learning and teaching of English in Hungary, and on the linguistic aspects of the Hungarian language.

Learning and Teaching English in India presents empirical studies on the various factors that influence English language learning and teaching in India, including language learning beliefs, learning styles and strategies, anxiety, and attitudes and motivation. The author explores several aspects of English language learning and teaching in the multilingual Indian context and examines whether and to what extent the variables which have been shown to influence second language learning in monolingual countries also apply to the Indian situation.

Marcella Sirhandi, author of Lubna Agha, Points of Reference

Dr. Marcella Sirhandi received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She specializes in Contemporary South Asian art history. Her other books/exhibition catalogs include: Contemporary Painting in Pakistan, Ferozsons Press, Lahore 1992: Modern Indian Works on Paper: Univ. of Georgia Aug 2006; India: Contemporary Painting from Northeastern Collections,Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, May 2002. Sirhandi is currently preparing catalog for exhibition of Royal Portraits from Nepal in the 1930s and a book on contemporary miniature painting in Pakistan.

Among the aspects explored in this book are Indian students' (and their teachers') "theories" about learning English; their preferences for language learning styles; the learning and reading strategies they use to enhance their competence in English on their own; the degree of language learning anxiety they experience; and their attitudes toward, and motivation for, learning English. The results are compared to studies with subjects from other countries. The implications for the learning and teaching of English are discussed in each chapter.

Rebecca te Velde

Rebecca te Velde, composer of Variations on a Theme by Samuel Scheidt: "Puer natus in Bethlehem", and "Jubilate Deo"

Rebecca Groom te Velde, M.Mus., AAGO, received her B.A. summa cum laude from Seattle Pacific University, where she studied organ, composition and church music with her father, Lester H. Groom. Graduate studies in organ literature and performance were with Hugh McLean at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, where she also studied composition with Jack Behrens. Postgraduate work was with Michael Schneider at the Staatliche Hochschule for Musik in Cologne, Germany; Flor Peeters at the International Masterclass at Mechelen, Belgium; Almut Rossler in Dusseldorf; and Gerald Frank at Oklahoma State Univeristy-Stillwater. Te Velde has performed in numerous states, as well as in Germany, Switzerland, England and Canada, and has published articles with The Musical Times and The American Organist. She has been the organist of First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater since 1991 and is adjunct instructor of music appreciation at OSU. An active performer, clinician and composer of organ and choral works, she serves on the National American Guild of Organists (AGO) Committee on Educational Resources. 

Variations on a Theme of Samuel Scheidt: "Puer natus in Bethlehem" was written for and won the 2005 AGO Region VII Convention Composition Competition. The requirements were: an organ composition 4-10 minutes in duration, suitable for use in a worship service, and playable on a 2-manual organ. It was premiered by the composer at Holy Family Cathedral on June 15, 2005, at the AGO Region VII convention in Tulsa. Jubilate Deo was written for Dr. Robert J. Ward (Ohio State University) and premiered by him and the National Youth Choir at the 2006 Organization of American Kodaly Educators. It is a setting of Psalm 100: 1,2a,5 for treble voices and piano or organ accompaniment.

Jean Van Delinder

Jean Van Delinder, author of Struggles Before Brown: Early Civil Rights Protests and Their Significance Today

Jean Van Delinder is associate professor of sociology, with affiliated appointments in American Studies, Africana-African American Studies and Women's Studies, at Oklahoma State University. She earned her doctorate in sociology from the University of Kansas and wrote her dissertation on the community of Topeka, Kan. and the Brown case. She teaches courses on race and ethnicity in American society. Van Delinder has worked as a consultant on several civil rights oral history projects for the Kansas State Historical Society, Johnson County Historical Society and the Brown v. Board National Historical Site in Topeka, Kan. Dr. Van Delinder was also involved in the historical research for the exhibits at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn.

There were many little known challenges to racial segregation before the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The author's oral-history interviews highlight civil rights protests seldom considered significant, but which help us understand the beginnings of the civil rights struggle before it became a mass movement. The empirical data gathered for this book includes understudied border states in the Midwest, particularly Kansas and Oklahoma. It challenges two arguments that dominate the scholarship on the civil rights movement: the importance of material or political objectives and goals to explain the origins of social movements in general and the emphasis on civil rights organizations in providing leadership and institutional support for mass mobilizations to explain civil rights protest in particular. The author brings to light many important, but largely forgotten events, such as the often overlooked 1950s Oklahoma sit-in protests that provided a model for the better known Greensboro, N.C. sit-ins. This book's significance lies in its challenge to perspectives that dominate scholarship on the civil rights movement. The broader concepts illustrated -- including agency, culture, social structure, and situations -- throughout this book open up substantially more of the complexity of the civil rights struggle. This book employs a methodology for analyzing not just the civil rights movement, but for the analysis of other social movements and, indeed, social change in general.

Martin Wallen, author of Fox

This book is the first one that fully explores the fox as the object of both scorn and fascination. Fox examines in detail both the continuing acrimonious struggle concerning foxhunting and the equally contentious issues of trapping and farming to supply fox fur for the fashion industry, showing how it is the ambivalence of human attitudes towards the fox that has enabled such activities to flourish.

Profusely illustrated, and including examples of the roles played by the fox in folk-tales, films and advertising, this book is a study of an animal that lives on the margins of human culture.

 

 

Susan Weir, author of Transitions: A guide for the transfer student

Susan Weir is the director of Student Academic Services for the College of Arts and Sciences. Weir's background includes academic counseling both at Oklahoma State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Weir earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Oregon, a master's degree in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri and a Ph.D. in educational psychology at OSU. She earned the A&S Outstanding Staff Advisement award in 2002, and the OSU Research Excellence Award, Education Division, for her dissertation research in 2003. Her book was inspired by her work over the years with transfer and non-traditional college students and seeks to address the unique needs of these populations.

This text is primarily designed for use in a junior level first semester orientation course for transfer students, and can serve as the framework for developing such course. It can also be easily adapted for sophomore to senior level students, or utilized independent of classroom instruction. The text is intentionally brief, thus allowing customization with institution specific material. The content connects core academic success strategies with the exploration of critical higher level cognitive skills and behaviors, particularly for those students who may have stopped out for several terms before making the transition to their current institution. Areas of academic, personal, and professional concerns unique to upper class students, as well as non-traditional students, are emphasized. This text is committed to acknowledging and prioritizing the needs of a very large segment of today's college student population that continues to grow.

John Wooley

John Wooley, author of Ghost Band & author of From the Blue Devils to Red Dirt: The colors of Oklahoma music

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of 17 books. His work has received acclaim across the country. Wooley's earlier horror-fantasy tale, Dark Within, was a finalist for the 2001 Oklahoma Book Award for Best Novel, and his first, Old Fears -- co-written with fellow newspaper writer Ron Wolfe -- was optioned by both Wes Craven and Paramount Pictures and is currently under option with former Paramount vice-president Brian Witten. Wooley also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective and the award-winning independent film Café Purgatory, along with writing comic books (including the Plan Nine from Outer Space graphic novel), trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the Tulsa World, a position he held from 1983 through most of 2006. He is also the producer and host of the highly rated Swing on This, Tulsa's only western-swing radio program, heard every Saturday night on NPR affiliate KWGS (89.5 FM). In 2003, he became the first - and so far only - writer to be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

In Ghost Band, trumpeter Miles West only planned to tour with a dance band for a couple of years after college. Now middle-aged, he finds himself still riding a bus across the country with a group that plays under the name of a long-dead bandleader. Playing music that revives long-forgotten memories and rekindles romances, the band is never far from the specters of the past. In a breathtaking moment during a special song for sweethearts, Miles is shocked to discover the link to the past is far more real than anyone ever dared to imagine...

From the Blue Devils to Red Dirt: The Colors of Oklahoma Music highlights the musical currents that have swept from Oklahoma across the world. Wooley paints a vivid panorama of the artists, the business behind the scenes and the strong sense of community they share. From the jazz influence of the Oklahoma City Blue Devils to the power of western swing, he captures the explosion of musicians who transformed their Oklahoma energy and soul into magic on stages across the world.