2011: Celebrating Books by OSU Authors with Special Honoree Peter Rollins
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Gregory Bell, author of Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology: Advanced Management Principles
Dr. Greg Bell is the Wayne and Jean Huffine Endowed Professor of Turfgrass Science at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. After many years as an industrial supervisor and business owner, Dr. Bell returned to school at the Ohio State University to finish a B.S. in Turfgrass Management followed by a Masters and Ph.D. in Agronomy with specialty in turfgrass science. Greg has published a number of scientific papers, book chapters, and trade journal articles in turfgrass science and was part of a research team that was awarded the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Honor Award in 2002. He was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Advisor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University in 2001 and was awarded the Faculty Phoenix Award dedicated to the outstanding graduate student advisor of the year at Oklahoma State University in 2003. Dr. Bell teaches classes in Introductory Turfgrass Management, Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology, and Personnel and Financial Management in Horticulture.
Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology: Advanced Management Principles is written for students or practitioners who are familiar with the basic science and management of turfgrasses either through study or practice. General plant physiology, primarily photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration are described in a very basic, easy to understand format. The author describes how the understanding of these basic physiological concepts influences management decisions. The book specifically addresses basic ecological concepts and how they can be used to manage a turfgrass environment with minimal to no offsite effects. Each major component of the turfgrass environment is discussed. The management practices suggested or described and the plant responses expected are supported by nearly 500 scientific references.
Moh'd Bilbeisi, author of Graphic Journaling
Shonda Brisco, co-author of No Shelf Required: e-Books in the 21st Century Library
Shonda Brisco is the director of the Mary L. Williams Curriculum Materials Library at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She received her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma in 1999 and her BA in English and journalism from Northeastern State University in 1984. She has been a professional librarian for the past 25-years at the academic and K-12 levels in both Oklahoma and Texas. She is a member of the Oklahoma Library Association, as well as the American Library Association, and has been the "Digital Resources" columnist for School Library Journal since 2004. She is a contributing author to No Shelf Required: e-Books in the 21st Century Library edited by Sue Polanka (2010). Her professional interests include the collaboration between academic and secondary school librarians in meeting the information literacy and research needs of incoming freshmen.
E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to many librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library? In this volume, Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries.
Brett Carver, editor of Wheat: Science and Trade
Originating from Atlanta, GA, Dr. Carver studied at the University of Georgia in Athens, where his contact with several influential agronomists, such as Dr. Weaver (cotton geneticist and breeder) and Dr. R.H. Brown (crop physiologist), shaped and directed his career in crop science. After earning the B.S. degree in 1980, Dr. Carver continued his education at North Carolina State University, conducting research in soybean lipid biochemistry under the direction of Dr. Rich Wilson (M.S. program) and in soybean genetics and breeding (PhD program with Dr. Joseph Burton). Dr. Carver immediately joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University upon graduation in 1985.
As one of the world’s largest and most versatile crops, wheat has been the subject of much research from around the globe. Wheat: Science and Trade compiles classic principles of existing research and expands them to include recent advancements in genetics and industry trade for the most comprehensive reference work to date.
Wheat: Science and Trade is divided into four major sections covering all aspects of the wheat plant, crop, cultivar and industry. Section one offers a firm grounding in the development and domestication of wheat with an extensive overview of diseases and pathogens following in Section two. Section three focuses on genetic strategies including QTL detection and marker-assisted selection, genome organization and comparative genomics, and synthetic wheat as an emerging technology. Section four concludes the text with a discussion of changes in industry trade, quality assessment, and new uses for wheat and modified wheat products.
Written by a global team of expert authors, Wheat: Science and Trade is presented in a user-friendly format making it equally accessible to a wide variety of readers. Applicable for the academic, research, consulting, and end-user communities, this text is a must have reference on this key staple crop.
Dursun Delen, co-author of Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems (9th Edition) and Business Intelligence (2nd Edition)
Dr. Dursun Delen is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from OSU in 1997. Prior to his appointment as an Assistant Professor at OSU in 2001, he worked for a private consultancy company, Knowledge Based Systems Inc., in College Station, Texas, as a research scientist for five years, during which he led a number of decision support and other information systems related research projects funded by federal agencies such as DoD, NASA, NIST and DOE. His research has appeared in major journals including Decision Support Systems, Communications of the ACM, Computers and Operations Research, Computers in Industry, Journal of Production Operations Management, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Expert Systems with Applications, among others. He recently published three books on Business Intelligence and Data Mining Techniques. He is often invited to national and international conferences for keynote addresses on topics related to Business Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management and Data Mining. He served as the general co-chair for the 4th International Conference on Network Computing and Advanced Information Management (September 2-4, 2008 in Soul, South Korea), and regularly chairs tracks and mini-tracks at various information systems conferences. He is the associate editor-in-chief for International Journal of Experimental Algorithms, associate editor for International Journal of RF Technologies, and is on editorial boards of five other technical journals. His research and teaching interests are in decision support systems, data and text mining, knowledge management, business intelligence and enterprise modeling.
Decision making is becoming increasingly more difficult for managers due to the challenges brought by constantly changing global marketplace. Success or mere survival depends on making accurate and timely decisions to solve complex problems and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Accurate decisions are the ones that emerge from proper use of facts (e.g., data), information and knowledge. Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems book provides the readers with a systematic way of learning and practicing latest analytic tools and techniques in support of managerial decision making. It is intended for both undergraduate as well as graduate students in variety of disciplines that teach data and model based decision making.
The topic coverage of the book includes "Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence"; "Decision Making, Systems, Modeling, and Support"; "Decision Support Systems Concepts, Methodologies, and Technologies"; "Modeling and Analysis"; "Data Mining for Business Intelligence"; "Artificial Neural Networks for Data Mining"; "Text and Web Mining"; "Data Warehousing"; "Collaborative Computer-Supported Technologies and Group Support Systems"; "Knowledge Management"; "Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems"; "Advanced Intelligent Systems"; and "Management Support Systems: Emerging Trends and Impacts".
In today’s highly competitive business environment, managers are expected to make best decision in a timely manner. In order for them to succeed in they need to understand and use analytical techniques that convert data into information and to knowledge. Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach book is designed to provide future managers with a solid foundation of methods and methodologies for intelligently managing businesses; not only with delineating latest theories and concepts but also reinforcing deep understanding with hands-on exercises and best practices. The target audience of the book includes currently practicing managers as well as students who are aspired to become managers of the future enterprises.
The topic coverage of the book includes "Introduction to Business Intelligence"; "Data Warehousing"; "Business Performance Management"; "Data Mining for Business Intelligence"; "Text and Web Mining"; "Business Intelligence Implementation, Integration and Emerging Trends".
Victor Dmitriev, author of Philosophical and Poetic Thought of Russian Symbolism
Victor Dmitriev, author and professor, has taught Russian Language and Literature at Oklahoma State University since 1989. Born in the Soviet Union in 1946, Dmitriev has lived and worked in the United States since 1981. He holds a diploma from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music, and Cinematography and an MA and PhD in Russian Language and Literature from UCLA. He has written several books on Russian Symbolism, including The Silver Guest, poETIKA, and Philosophical and Poetical Thought of Russian Symbolism.
Philosophical and Poetic Thought of Russian Symbolism is written about Russian Symbolism in general and about the philosophical poetical nature of Russian Symbolism in particular.The main idea of the book: poetry is a vehicle for creating some new reality. Symbolism never died, nor evaporated, but that rather it lives on in the form of contemporary modernism and postmodernism.
Michael C. Edwards, co-author of Educational Leadership: Global Contexts and International Comparisons (Volume 11: International Perspectives on Education and Society) and Preparing and Advancing Teachers in Agricultural Education
Edwards serves as professor and director of student teaching in the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications, and Leadership at Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Oklahoma State University, he served as a faculty member at the University of Georgia and Texas A&M University. He earned a doctoral degree in agricultural education from Texas A&M University, and M.Ed. in vocational education and B.S. in agriculture degrees from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Before entering academia, Edwards taught secondary agricultural education for 15 years in Texas. His research interests include student learning and achievement in agricultural education, preparation and early-career induction needs of agriculture teachers, student teacher-cooperating teacher relationships, and special needs and challenges of agricultural educators in post-socialist societies. He has worked on agricultural and rural development projects in Kenya, Mali, and Mozambique.
This volume of International Perspectives on Education and Society investigates the changing face of educational leadership from comparative and international perspectives. Various definitions of leadership have transformed the way that educators around the world think about teaching, administration, and policy in recent years. Yet, there is relatively little known about how educational leadership works in many specific systems, cultures and societies around the world. And, much of the published research and literature on educational leadership focuses on only a handful of countries and cultures even though empirical research suggests that leadership is differently contextualized by society, culture, and organizational environment. The chapters in this volume ask and answer two main questions: What is the difference between theoretical definitions of leadership and what works in different systems, cultures, and societies around the world? And, more importantly, how are both ideas about and evidence of educational leadership either the same or different across different national and cultural contexts?
Preparing and Advancing Teachers in Agricultural Education is a compilation of chapters written by 31 highly qualified teacher educators. However, it is also intended as a source for readership beyond just teacher educators. It serves as a collective knowledge of the steps the profession should take to prepare and advance teachers of agricultural education today. Within its pages, faculty members who specialize in agricultural education recognize the past, describe the present, and explore the future for their responsibility—and the responsibility of their universities—to prepare and advance teachers of agricultural and environmental sciences in the public schools, particularly public secondary schools.
John D. Foubert, author of The Men's and Women's Programs: Ending Rape Through Peer Education and The Men's Program: Peer Educator's Manual and The Women's Program: Peer Educator's Manual
John D. Foubert, Ph.D. serves as Associate Professor and Anderson, Farris & Halligan Professor of College Student Development at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Foubert is the author of eight books including: The Men’s and Women’s Programs: Ending Rape through Peer Education and Lessons Learned: How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Made by College Resident Assistants. Dr. Foubert conducts research in several areas with the goal of bridging research and practice to promote social change. He is best known for his research in the area of sexual assault prevention. He also conducts research on college student development and on the connections between pornography use and violence against women. As Principal Investigator for a $275,000 U.S. Department of Education grant he found that a sexual assault prevention program he authored is the only program in history ever shown to lead to a decline in sexual assault among high risk college men who saw a program relative to a control group. Dr. Foubert is the recipient of several national awards for his scholarship and service, including the Annuit Coeptis Senior Professional Award from the American College Personnel Association.
The Men's and Women's Programs: Ending Rape through Peer Education is a guide for college administrators and faculty members looking to create a sexual assault prevention and education program to provide men and women with the knowledge, skills, and support systems needed to become active participants in the prevention of rape. It contains detailed scripts which outline how to set up and implement a program and provides instructions on running a training course and recruiting peer educators. Handouts and worksheets are included to assist in the training process, as well as for peer educators to use when working with participants. This revised version of the program features the inclusion of a program targeted at female participants, as well as completely updated scripts, handouts, and resources. Accompanying the text are two guides (sold separately) for peer educators to use when working with program participants: The Men's Program and The Women's Program.
The Men's Program: Peer Educator's Manual contains the training materials necessary for the student/peer educator who will be facilitating the men's program. While it does complement the guide for administrators, it is designed to be a self-contained manual. It includes all of the program scripts and handouts, as well as advice for running the program. The program scripts lay out each session in detail for the leader. Participants will be taught about rape via in depth discussions and videos that will put them in the shoes of the victim, helping them to understand what it might feel like for both a woman and a man to experience rape. Methods for helping survivors and ways to prevent rape are then covered, including bystander interventions.
Intended to be used in an all-female peer education group, The Women's Program: Peer Educator's Manual contains the training materials necessary for the peer educator. While it does complement the guide for administrators, it is designed to be a self-contained manual. It includes all of the program scripts and handouts, as well as advice for running the program. The program scripts lay out each session in detail for the leader. Participants will learn how to recognize and identify dangerous men, how to help a friend who is a survivor of rape, and about ways to be an active bystander. The program scripts lay out each session in detail for the leader. Videos will be used to reinforce the material.
Brian Frehner, editor of Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest
Brian Frehner is starting his sixth year in the history department at OSU. He teaches classes on U.S. history that emphasize the environment, technology, and the American Southwest. His research explores relationships between cultures and their need to produce and consume energy. He most recently explored these issues in the collection of essays he co-edited, Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opprotunity in the American Southwest. In a book forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press, entitled Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920, he explains the historical context that shaped how prospectors found oil. He traces their various pursuits of power as a struggle for cultural, intellectual, and professional authority, over both nature and their peers. Some prospectors saw power as the work they did exploring and drilling into landscapes, while others saw it in the intellectual work of explaining how and where oil accumulated. Charting the intersection of human and natural history, their story traces the ever-evolving relationship between science and industry and reveals the unsuspected role geology played in shaping our understanding of the history of oil.
Indians & Energy explores the ways people have transformed natural resources in the American Southwest into fuel supplies for human consumption. Not only do Native Americans possess a large percentage of the Southwest’s total acreage, but much of the nation’s coal, oil, and uranium resources reside on tribal lands. Regional weather and climate patterns have also enabled Native people to take advantage of solar and wind power as sources of energy; however, complex issues related to energy and Indians transcend the region—and the nation. The contributors believe that the lessons of the Southwest can illuminate broader trends in other places. Their intent is not to end but to join the conversation and encourage others to do the same. They consider the intricate relationship between development and Indian communities in the Southwest with the hope that an understanding of patterns in the past might be useful in guiding policies and decisions in the future.
Richard Frohock, co-author and editor of Academic Universe: Research and Writing at Oklahoma State University
Academic Universe: Research and Writing at Oklahoma State University has been designed specifically for use in Composition II at OSU. To make reading assignments and topics resonate with OSU students as much as possible, we have built the six chapters around cutting edge academic topics and problems currently being researched by OSU faculty. The six chapters span five colleges and six departments: Psychology (College Drinking), Human Environmental Sciences (Apparel Merchandising and Social Responsibility), Engineering (Engineers Without Borders), Eduation (Literacy and Multicultural Education), American Studies (McCarthyism), and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (Genetically Modified Organisms). Each chapter features an interview with an OSU faculty member and an OSU faculty publication.
Afshin Ghajar, co-author and editor of Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications and series editor of Engineering Heat Transfer and Conguate Problems in Convective Heat Transfer
Dr. Afshin J. Ghajar is a Regents Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA and a Honorary Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. all in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. His expertise is in experimental and computational heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Dr. Ghajar has secured several research grants and awards from government agencies and industrial sponsors. His current research is in two-phase flow heat transfer, thermal management of mini and micro systems, and mixed convective heat transfer and pressure drop in the transition region. Dr. Ghajar has been a Summer Research Fellow at Wright Patterson AFB (Dayton, Ohio) and Dow Chemical Company (Freeport, Texas). He and his co-workers have published over 150 reviewed research papers. He has delivered numerous keynote and invited lectures at major technical conferences and institutions. Dr. Ghajar’s research in "Two-Phase Flow" and "Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in the Transition Region" has been featured in the recent edition of the Engineering Data Book III of Wolverine Tube, Inc. He has been the author/co-author of six book chapters and has developed three interactive/visual educational software packages: COMPROP2 for compressible flow modeling and computation, SAGTD for simple gas turbine design, and SS-T-CONDUCT for steady state and transient heat conduction calculations. He has received several outstanding teaching/service awards, such as the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, Halliburton Excellent Teaching Award; Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research; Golden Torch Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership, and Service by the Oklahoma State University/National Mortar Board Honor Society, and recently the College of Engineering Outstanding Advisor Award. Dr. Ghajar is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Heat Transfer Series Editor for Taylor & Francis / CRC Press and Editor-in-Chief of Heat Transfer Engineering, an international journal published fourteen times per year by Taylor and Francis. Heat Transfer Engineering is aimed at practicing engineers and specialists in heat transfer. He is also the co-author of the 4th Edition of Cengel and Ghajar, Heat and Mass Transfer – Fundamentals and Applications, McGraw-Hill, Feb. 2010.
With complete coverage of the basic principles of heat transfer and a broad range of applications in a flexible format, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications by Yunus Cengel and Afshin Ghajar provides the perfect blend of fundamentals and applications. The text provides a highly intuitive and practical understanding of the material by emphasizing the physics and the underlying physical phenomena involved. This text covers the standard topics of heat transfer with an emphasis on physics and real-world every day applications, while de-emphasizing the intimidating heavy mathematical aspects. This approach is designed to take advantage of students' intuition, making the learning process easier and more engaging. Using a reader-friendly approach and a conversational writing style, the book is self-instructive and entertains while it teaches. It shows that highly technical matter can be communicated effectively in a simple yet precise language.
Engineering Heat Transfer, Third Edition provides a solid foundation in the principles of heat transfer, while strongly emphasizing practical applications and keeping mathematics to a minimum.
Conjugate Problems in Convective Heat Transfer addresses a key area of analysis important to mechanical & aerospace engineering. It uses a problems-based approach to presenting conjugate methods. The text approaches each topic from 3 directions: theory, methods and applications. Applies engineering applications to illustrate the complex mathematics involved in these problems.
Britton Gildersleeve, author of Trading with Devils
A native of Tulsa, Britton Gildersleeve spent most of her childhood and adolescence in Southeast Asia. Following her marriage, she lived for 10 years in the Middle East. Her award-winning work has appeared in New Millenium Writings, Nimrod, Passager, Spoon River, Atlas Poetica and the Florida Review, among other journals. She is the director of a federal non-profit – the Oklahoma State University Writing Project – at OSU, where she also teaches. Gildersleeve has a MA in English letters from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in creative writing from OSU. Pudding House Publications has published both her chapbooks: The Privilege of Breath and the 2010 Trading with Devils.
Trading with Devils is a collection of poetry exploring the creative processes and trade-offs of women poets and artists.
Alyson Greiner, author of Visualizing Human Geography: At Home in a Diverse World
Alyson L. Greiner is Associate Professor of Geography at Oklahoma State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught courses on cultural geography, world regional geography, the history of geographic thought, and the regional geography of Europe, Africa, and the Pacific Realm. She regularly teaches undergraduate, graduate, and honors students. In 2000, she received a Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. Her scholarly publications include Anglo-Celtic Australia: Colonial Immigration and Cultural Regionalism (with Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov), and several peer-reviewed journal articles. She is presently the editor of the Journal of Cultural Geography and a Regional Councilor for Association of American Geographers.
Visualizing Human Geography provides a fresh, new pathway for building geographic literacy and introducing readers to the richness of geography, including its many different approaches, perspectives, techniques, and tools. Geographic literacy, made all the more fundamental as a result of ongoing globalization, is a key workplace competency relevant to solving problems of local, national, and global significance.
Jeanne Homer, author of Firmitas Utilitas Venustas: Architecture and Society
Professor Homer received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her Master of Architecture at Arizona State University in Tempe. She has been a practicing architect in Chicago and Phoenix, having received her professional registration in Illinois in 1998. While she was practicing in Chicago and Phoenix, she taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and Arizona State University.
Since joining the faculty at Oklahoma State University, Jeanne received the 2007 ACSA/ AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award and the 2006 Halliburton Excellent Young Teacher Award.
In both the first and second editions, architecture is treated as a humanity in the broadest sense of the term. History is used as a framework to examine how architecture reflects the values of societies, past and present. We use historical examples to examine the variety of ways architects have housed us and our activities and given form to some of our aspirations and beliefs.
The audience of both editions consists of non-architects and beginning architecture students. In the second edition, it is still the intention to offer a first glimpse of architecture for the general public. We also remain interested in helping readers enjoy the architecture they may encounter, and, as possible future clients, understand the process of making architecture. The second edition to this book continues to be a brief sketch of architectural history, especially so for the added sections on Asian and pre-Columbian architecture and the expanded section on Islamic architecture. The introduction of non-Western architecture and societies to this book reinforces the predominant idea of the original text: societal values shape architecture. Architecture is evidence of who we are and where our place is in a larger world history.
Todd Hubbard, author of Resource Management for High Risk Users: Professional Airplane Pilot
Lecturer for the Federal Aviation Administration on the subject of Crew Resource Management, Dr. Hubbard, Associate Professor in the Aviation and Space program at OSU, is expert in the area of aviation human factors and resource management for commercial airline pilots. Dr. Hubbard was a military pilot for more than 20 years. Since retirement in 1995, he has devoted his time and intellectual energy to enhance aviation education across the nation. In 2009, the University Aviation Association awarded Hubbard the William A. Wheatley Award, for having had the greatest national impact on aviation education for the past 10 years.
Resource Management For High Risk Users concentrates on risk management processes from 20,000 B.C.E. to the present, in the group Professional Airplane Pilot. Today's commercial airline pilot is only the most recent adaptation of risk manager. For literally thousands of years, humans have improved their ability to survive in various risk environments. As our ancestors learned to survive, they left behind instructions on how to avoid death or injury while carrying out important duties. Since 1903, airplane pilots have improved the way they do their business in the risk environment known as the flight deck.
Henry Jann, co-author and editor of Rehabilitating the Athletic Horse
This is a book about the restitution of soundness in horses which have been trained under seemingly ideal conditions, and nonetheless suffered injury. Most of the book’s authors have had direct experience in performing medical and surgical interventions designed to correct athletic injuries. Most of the authors have also been directly involved in the conditioning techniques designed to not only render their own charges ready for competition, but also ready to win.
The book will suggest how things can “go wrong” even with man’s best-laid plans. The text will then describe the path back from athletic injuries based upon that which is known about equine anatomy and physiology, and draw upon experience in human rehabilitation where applicable.
Some chapters will focus on how and when to apply therapeutic techniques, while others will describe in detail how, why and when those techniques are most beneficial. For instance, there are many measures which might be taken to treat a wound in such a way to enhance its healing, but have the psychological effects of relative isolation and inactivity shown to retard wound healing in laboratory animals, and almost assuredly operative in the healing of equine wounds, been considered?
It is anticipated this book will continuously evolve as we learn even more about the physiology of injury in horses and come to better understand how we might prevent it. For instance, what role does exhaustion play in the blunting of proprioceptive sense? We know the bones of a horse, when tested in vitro, can withstand any and all of the pressures theoretically placed upon them by running at speed. However, if no longer supported by a surrounding musculature, therefore loaded in unphysiologic ways, they fail. How can we better train for stamina at this basic level? We shall hope to find out soon.
Sanjay Kapil, guest editor of Veterinary Clinics of North America
David Knottnerus, co-editor of Bureaucratic Culture and Escalating World Problems: Advancing the Sociological Imagination and co-author of American Golf and the Development of Civility: Rituals of Etiquette in the World of Golf
J. David Knottnerus is Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. He earned an undergraduate degree in sociology from Beloit College and a M.A. and PhD in sociology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Knottnerus has published extensively in the areas of social theory, social psychology, group processes, social structure and inequality, and ritual dynamics. Most of his efforts in recent years have focused on the development of structural ritualization theory and research. This perspective focuses on the role ritual plays in social life. He is currently the coeditor - with Bernard Phillips - of the series Advancing the Sociological Imagination with Paradigm Publishers. His most recent books are, co-edited with Bernard Phillips, Bureaucratic Culture and Escalating World Problems: Advancing the Sociological Imagination (Paradigm Publishers), co-authored with Monica K. Varner, American Golf and the Development of Civility: Rituals of Etiquette in the World of Golf (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing), Ritual as a Missing Link: Sociology, Structural Ritualization Theory and Research (Paradigm Publishers), co-authored with Jason S.Ulsperger, Elder Care Catastrophe: Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes – and What You Can Do About It (Paradigm Publishers), and, coedited with Sing C. Chew, Structure, Culture and History: Recent Issues in Social Theory (Rowman & Littlefield).
On this fiftieth anniversary of the publication of C. Wright Mill’s classic work The Sociological Imagination, the “bureaucratic ethos” that he described has continued to grow. The 11 authors of this book carry further and systematically develop Mill’s broad vision of the scientific method as they analyze escalating bureaucratic barriers that prevent us from solving our many pressing social, environmental, and economic problems.
This investigation examines the origins of American golf between 1894 and 1920 and the way various rituals of civility were expressed in this newly emerging recreational pursuit. By employing formal content analysis of numerous texts, historical sources, and qualitative forms of evidence, and Structural Ritualization Theory to analyze this historical phenomenon, the research demonstrates that social characteristics of etiquette found in European noble pastimes were also present in the American game of golf. These qualities which dictated a civilized code of conduct and etiquette that included self-constraint, courteousness, proper decorum, compliance, and honorable behavior, distinguished the upper class from the lower classes and designated the game of golf for the upper class while discouraging the lower classes from participating in the pastime. The manifestation of civilized themes in the Americanized version of golf that arose in this time period was clearly marked by an internal class tension generated by the demands of civility, democratic imagery and rhetoric, and social exclusion and elitism.
Julie Koch, editor of Voices from the Field: Defining Moments in Counselor and Therapist Development
Julie M. Koch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at OSU in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology. She holds a BA in Japanese language from the University of Massachusetts, an MEd in counseling from the University of Texas, and a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include school counseling, international counseling, and multicultural counseling and education.
All professional counselors and therapists can identify a number of turning points in their careers that led to key realizations regarding their practice with clients, work with students, or self-understanding. This book is a collection of such turning points, which the authors term defining moments, contributed by professionals in different stages of their counseling careers. You'll find personal stories, lessons learned, and unique insights in their narratives.
Mary Larson, editor of We Were All Athletes: Women's Athletics and Title IX at the University of Nevada
Mary Larson is the Doris Neustadt Professor of Library Service and the Head of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at OSU, and she has been conducting oral histories for more than twenty years, having previously worked with programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Nevada. She holds an MA and PhD in anthropology from Brown University, where her specialty was ethnohistory, and she has served in various capacities with the national Oral History Association, most recently being elected as First Vice-President of the organization. At OSU, she is part of the leadership team for the Center for Oklahoma Studies, along with Ron McCoy (History) and Dennis Preston (English). Her recent oral history interviews include a series on the 1957 anthrax outbreak in Oklahoma, and she has been developing projects on Willham House (the university president's residence) and on women's athletics at OSU. Along with other members of the OSU Library, she has also been collaborating with the Cherokee Nation on upcoming efforts. Beyond topical studies, her research has centered on evolving technology and ethical concerns in oral history and the utilization of new media formats for accessibility.
In 2007, Mary Larson and Allison Tracy began interviewing former women athletes, coaches, and administrators at the University of Nevada in an effort to document the evolution of women's athletics there, both before and after Title IX legislation. The project was suggested by the university booster group Pack PAWS (Promoting and Advancing Women in Sports), who felt that students in 2007 had very little sense of how different things had been in the past. Pack PAWS members shared their recollections of sleeping on gym floors instead of in hotels and of feeding a basketball team a bag of apples for dinner on the road because the women's teams had virtually no travel money. At the same time, male athletes at Nevada were being flown to games and were staying in hotels and eating in upscale restaurants. Pack PAWS wanted to collect the stories of those who had participated in the early years of women's intercollegiate athletics, and they worked with the University of Nevada Oral History Program to initiate the project. In a little over a year, Larson and Tracy conducted more than 150 hours of interviews, which they then edited (with later assistance from Alicia Barber) into We Were All Athletes.
Michael Lorenz, co-author of Handbook of Veterinary Neurology and co-author and co-editor of Small Animal Medical Diagnosis: 3rd Edition
The editors are faculty members at CVHS. Lorenz is dean of veterinary medicine, Neer is director of the teaching hospital, and DeMars is a faculty member.
This is the Fifth Edition of the Handbook of Veterinary Neurology. It is used extensively in veterinary colleges throughout the world. The fourth edition was translated into several foreign languages.
Small Animal Medical Diagnosis follows the pedagogy of problem oriented clinical reasoning and diagnosis. Each chapter covers a major problem and 47 different problems are discussed. How problems manifest as indicators of disease and how problems are managed diagnostically are essential components of each chapter. The book is used extensively by verterinary students and practitioners.
Jo Lynch, illustrator of Lil Hay
Jo Lynch has been drawing or doing some sort of creating since childhood. By the time she reached high school she was producing amusing animal characters and small portraits. As time went on, Jo developed a part-time fine art business while concurrently pursuing a career in geophysical research. Finally, she realized her dream of going back to OSU, where she earned fine art degrees in studio arts and illustration. Since than, Jo has been combining work in award-winning illustration and commissioned fine arts, while teaching drawing and illustration at OSU, as well as seminar instruction in painting and drawing techniques.
Jo's illustration style has a sense of fun with a focus on humor and unusual animal characters, as well as an eye for historical and scenic detail. Her pieces are filled with light, rich color and interesting details to explore. When not busy with brush or pencil in hand, Jo spends time with her husband and two sheltie dogs. They live in Tulsa and enjoy the outdoors and being part of an ethnic drumming and dancing troupe.
Lil Hay is a dramatic, yet whimsical fictional life journey of "Pepe", the skunk who later becomes known as "Lil Hay" the mascot of Phillips University, in Enid, Oklahoma. With a light hand, JoAnn Phillips meshes the history of the University with a personal look into the everyday lives of the students. "Lil Hay's" journey begins with college and continues through a life full of family, career challenges, and success.... all entwined with connections to Phillips University and events in its history. The writing of JoAnn Phillips, and the illustrations of Jo Lynch show us how university life was experienced by the students themselves.
Sundararajan V. Madihally, author of Principles of Biomedical Engineering
Sundararajan Madihally is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He received his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University and worked as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies. He received a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Chemical Engineering on the development of bioreactors for umbilical cord stem cells. He held a research fellow position at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Shriners Hospital for Children and worked on burn trauma induced systemic alterations and therapeutic development. As a visiting assistant professor in 2001, he co-taught a new course in the department of biomedical engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He developed a new biomedical engineering course at Oklahoma State University suitable for engineering students. His honors include best teacher award from the chemical engineering students, young teacher award from the college of engineering, and outstanding advisor award from the Oklahoma State University president, and outstanding poster award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He was the program chair for the ASEE chemical engineering division annual conference. He has been a member of the international editorial board of Biomaterials Journal and few open access journals.
Describing the role of engineering in medicine today, this textbook covers a wide range of topics in biomedical engineering. Supported with over 145 illustrations, the book discusses bioelectrical systems, mechanical analysis of biological tissues and organs, biomaterial selection, compartmental modeling, and biomedical instrumentation. Students and professionals find a thorough treatment of the concept of using living cells in various therapeutics and diagnostics. Structured as a complete text for courses on the subject, the book also makes a references for professionals new to the bioengineering field. Uniqueness of the textbook is a large number of example problems and exercise problems that students can practice on.
Khaled Mansy, author of Design Guidelines for Sustainable Biological Field Stations
Khaled Mansy is an associate professor in the school of architecture. He teaches and conducts research in the area of high performance and sustainable buildings.
The purpose of this design-oriented book is to provide planners, designers, and managers of biological field stations and marine laboratories with guidance to help them make well-informed and sound decisions about the design of new stations and about possible retrofits of existing ones.
Stephen W.S. McKeever, co-author of Optically Stimulated Luminescence: Fundamentals and Applications
Stephen McKeever is currently the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer at Oklahoma State University and a Regents Professor in the department of physics. He joined the OSU physics faculty in 1983 and attained the rank of associate professor in 1986 and Full professor in 1990. He was named a Noble Research Fellow in Optical Materials in 1987, served as head of the department from 1995-99, and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts & Sciences from 2000-03. Dr. McKeever was also named the MOST (More Oklahoma Science and Technology) Chair of Experimental Physics in 1999. He also is currently the Executive Director of the OSU Multispectral Lab in Ponca City. His research involves radiation sensor development for applications in security, environmental studies, space studies, and medicine. Current special interests include developing methods for radiation triage in the event of a radiological event (natural or man-made), radiation measurements for security purposes, and space radiation dosimetry (with experiments aboard Shuttle, Soyuz, and ISS) to monitor radiation doses to astronauts, and radiation measurements on robotic missions to Mars. He has authored or co-authored over 190 scientific publications and 6 books on thermally and optically stimulated luminescence as applied to radiation measurements, and has 6 US and 9 International patents. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Member of the Health Physics Society. He is currently the Secretary for Science and Technology for the State of Oklahoma, sits on numerous Boards and has served on several national scientific committees. He has also served co-Editor-in-Chief and is presently Consulting Editor of the Elsevier journal Radiation Measurements.
Optically Stimulated Luminescence has developed into one of the leading optical techniques for the measurement and detection of ionizing radiation. This text covers advanced modern applications, how the method can play a useful role in different areas of dosimetry and how to approach the challenges presented when working with the technique.
The underlying theory is discussed throughout the book on an as-needed basis for a complete understanding of the various phenomena, but with an emphasis on the practical applications of the technique. Background information and the relevant key references on each method are given, inviting the reader to explore deeper into the subject independently.
The book is intended for postgraduate, researchers, and those involved with radiation dosimetry. The material is relevant and accessible to both specialists and those new to the field and is therefore fundamental to anyone interested in modern advances of the subject.
Samba Moriba, co-author of Educational Leadership: Global Contexts and International Comparisons
Samba Moriba is a Sierra Leonean studying for a Ph.D. in agricultural education in the Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University. He started his academic program at Oklahoma State University in August 2007 as a Fulbright student. He is a lecturer on study leave from Njala University in Sierra Leone where he taught for four years (2003-2007) in the Department of Agricultural Education before coming to United States.He is presently a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant, teaching the undergraduate course: International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension. He hopes to return to Sierra Leone upon completion of his academic program and join Njala University as a teacher, reseracher and change agent.
The title of this book chapter is "Tribalism and its Consequences: A Cancer Infecting the Corpus of Educational Leadership in Many West African Countries." The title of the book is Educational Leadership: Global Contexts and International Comparisons.
The effectiveness of educational leadership varies considerably from one culture to another and by region of the world. Cultural differences and how they may be negotiated, to a large extent, determines the level of effectiveness of educational leaders (Nahavandi, 2009). Although many theoretical descriptions proffer ideal cases of “best practice” instructional leadership, what is manifested by the behavior of leaders is what really counts.
The book chapter delved into the nature of education leadership in West African higher education systems. It focuses on the issue of tribalism and how it influences higher education in the subregion.
Michael H. Morris, author and co-author of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Michael Morris holds the N. Malone Mitchell Chair and is head of the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. In addition to starting three ventures, he has built top-ranked entrepreneurship programs at three major universities. A pioneer in curricular innovation and experiential learning, his entrepreneurial outreach efforts have facilitated the start up and growth of hundreds of ventures. Dr. Morris has published seven books and over 120 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is co-editor of the Prentice-Hall Entrepreneurship Series and editor emeritus of the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. In addition, he is the immediate past president of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and has served as Chair of the American Marketing Association’s Entrepreneurship and Marketing Taskforce. Dr. Morris has received the Edwin and Gloria Appel Prize for contributions to the field of entrepreneurship. He is a regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner. A former Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Morris has been inducted by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers as a “21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellow.”
An examination of the entrepreneurial process in established and large organizations, including corporations, nonprofits, and public sector organizations. Explores the nature of entrepreneurship, key obstacles to entrepreneurial behavior on the part of employees,and how to create work environments that foster entrepreneurship and allow innovative, risk-taking, proactive individuals to flourish.
JL Myers, fiction anthology contributor of Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing
JL Myers is an Oklahoma independent film writer/actor/producer and literary fiction author whose rough south style of fiction has been read and appreciated by so few, for so long, that it's about damn time a wider audience got down and dirty with him. He's been published in the US, UK and BC and completed a three volume novel in 2010 titled love in lowercase while working on his MFA in Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.
This groundbreaking anthology includes selections of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and visual art by Oklahoma authors.
Jeretta Nord, author of A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur's Spirit: Women Entrepreneurs' Edition
Jeretta Horn Nord is a professor, an author and an entrepreneur. Dr. Nord is the founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Enterprises, LLC, founder of A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit book series and a professor in the department of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.
Jeretta has appeared on FOX Business and FOX Strategy Room. She has hosted two radio talk shows titled Empowering Entrepreneurs on Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio and The Entrepreneurial Mind on Web Talk Radio and has been a guest on numerous radio shows including CBS Radio.
Nord recently served as a Fulbright Specialists Scholar in Europe and has spent time as a visiting scholar at UCLA and the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. Dr. Nord founded the Oklahoma State University chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization and recently founded the Oklahoma State University chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Jeretta conducts research in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship. She has served as the associate dean for the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, and is currently executive editor of The Journal of Computer Information Systems.
A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur's Spirit Women Entrepreneurs' Edition I features women entrepreneurs' true short stories written to inspire, energize and teach the reader. The stories include adversities, challenges, triumphs, and successes experienced by the entrepreneur to help readers discover passion and basic principles they can use to live the entrepreneurial dream. Touching both the heart and the head, these stories inspire, educate and empower the reader.
Dennis R. Preston, editor of A Reader is Soiciophonetics
Dennis R. Preston (Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) has been visiting professor at the Universities of Indiana Southeast, SUNY Oswego, Hawaii, Arizona, Michigan, Copenhagen, and Berkeley and Fulbright Senior Researcher in Poland and Brazil and is currently a Co-Director of the recently established Center for Oklahoma Studies at Oklahoma State University. He was Co-Director of the 1990 Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESOL) Institute and Director of the 2003 Linguistic Society of America Institute, both at Michigan State. He was President of the American Dialect Society (2001-02) and has served on the Executive Boards of that society, the International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, New Ways of Analyzing Variation, and the Linguistic Society of America, as well as the editorial boards of Language, Impact, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Kwartalkik Filologiczny, Journal of Sociolinguistics, Compass, and as a reader for numerous other journals, publishers, and granting agencies. His work focuses on sociolinguistics and dialectology, particularly the revitalization of folk linguistics and perceptual dialectology and variationist accounts of second language acquisition. He has directed four recent NSF grants, two in folk linguistics and two in language variation and change and was a member of the International Advisory Committee for the LANCHART (Language Change in Real Time) project at the University of Copenhagen and the sociolinguistic survey of Helsinki. He is invited frequently for presentations in both academic and popular venues. His most book-length publications in the last 10 years are, with Daniel Long, A handbook of perceptual dialectology, Volume II (2002); with Nancy Niedzielski, Folk linguistics (2003); Needed research in American dialects (2003); with Nancy Brian Joseph and Carol G. Preston, Linguistic diversity in Michigan and Ohio (2005); with James Stanford, Variation in indigenous languages (2009); and, with Nancy Niedzielski, A reader in sociophonetics (2010). He is a fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic in 2004. He is a recipient of the University Distinguished Faculty Award and the Paul Varg Alumni Award of the College of Arts and Letters, both at Michigan State.
Sociophonetics is one of the sub-branches of the discipline that has attracted a great deal of attention over the last decade. Recent advances in speech science and their technological simulations allow increasingly sophisticated studies of the progress of language contact and change. These studies, particularly those at the level of pronunciation, show that language variety is robust and socially embedded in interesting ways. Instrumental studies of language variety contact and change have focused on the role of social categories and attitudes in variety perception as well as production. Some of the studies presented in this volume look at the specific role of social factors in the formation, progress, and deterrence of intralingual contact and change; while others look at the ways in which social identities and beliefs influence a listener's ability to identify and comprehend varieties. These studies use detailed acoustic analyses of production speech data and of responses to samples of data based on such analyses. Although the book assumes some knowledge of basic acoustics and variationist studies, the general introduction plus chapter and section introductions provide a review of practices in the field, including those of collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Peter C. Rollins, author of America Reflected: Language, Satire, Film, and the National Mind
Peter C. Rollins, until his retirement in 2007, was Regents Professor of English at Oklahoma State University and Editor of Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies. He is the author and editor of 15 books and over 100 published articles. Nearly 20 travel awards are given in his name to junior faculty who wish to attend the annual, national PCA/ACA meetings; also, under the umbrella of popular culture, two book awards—one in New England and one in the Southwest—carry his name. In 2001 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for the American Culture Association and his book Television Histories was selected as "the best book in American culture studies" by the American Culture Association. In 2004, he received the Governors' Award from the Popular Culture Association and a second "best book in American culture studies" for Hollywood's White House. That same year, the PCA created an annual film award in his name. In 2010, the Center for the Study of Film and History created a service award in his name.
His Columbia Companion to American History on Film, product of a decade of scholarly effort, was published with great éclat in the spring of 2004. His Hollywood’s West was released in October of 2005. (Both received national awards.) In April, 2007, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the University Film and Screen Studies Society and an Angie Debo Award from the Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University; shortly thereafter, he received his Emeritus parking permit. In the Spring of 2008, the UP of Kentucky released his Why We Fought: America’s Wars in Film and History. This volume became a History Book Club option shortly thereafter. In 2009, he edited a collection of original manuscripts and interpretive studies entitled The Benjamin Lee Whorf Legacy CD-ROM.
A capstone collection of his “best” essays entitled America Remembered: Language, Satire, Film, and the American Mind was published in 2010 and is now available in print and electronic formats from New Academia Publishers, Amazon.com, and GoogleBooks.com.
America Reflected offers eclectic considerations of distinctive American voices from the ante-bellum era to the present.
The much-loved Will Rogers reassured Americans that 19th century pioneer values would survive in an age of machines, media, and political bunk. Deprecating changes of the post WWI era, he proved—by his own example—that ordinary people could still practice neighborliness in an increasingly impersonal world. Benjamin Lee Whorf believed fervently that conflicts between science and religion could be resolved. First in an unpublished novel entitled The Ruler of the Universe and then through a reappreciation of insights from the Amerindian languages, Whorf found a basis for faith. His use of the ‘new physics’ of Heisenberg, Schrödinger, and Einstein added an entirely new dimension to a discussion distorted by news alerts from the trial of John T. Scopes.
All war films, even documentaries, are presented as interpretations that require additional interpretation by scholars—as well as media literacy on the part of audiences. Especially in the Vietnam chapters, Rollins taps his experiences as scholar, combat officer, and filmmaker—as well as his fervent commitment to America’s fighting men and women.
Other essays address questions of national vision: How do Harriet Beecher Stowe, Amy Lowell, John James Audubon, and Frederick Henry Hedge contribute to our understanding of the American spirit?
Environmental issues are engaged in discussions of John James Audubon and the oil field films. America Reflected closes with a discussion of how New Deal documentaries about the environment, an issue of (justifiable) perennial concern. As Perry Miller, one of Rollins’ teachers, often proclaimed, we are “Nature’s Nation” and our treatment of the land reflects back on our worthiness to live in the America we prize.
Karin Schestokat, author and co-author of Denk Mal! Deutsch ohne Grenzen
Karin U. Schestokat is a Professor of German at OSU, where she has been teaching German language and literature courses since 1996. She was awarded the title of German Teacher of the Year by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German in 2002. She earned her PhD. in German from the University of Southern Califonia, a MA in German Studies from the University of New Mexico, and a Staatsexamen in English and History from the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany. She published a monograph entitled German Women in Cameroon, Travelogues from Colonial Times in 2003 and several articles on contemporary German-speaking women and minority writers. Her interests and research are in 19th and 20th century German literature and culture.
Denk Mal! Deutsch ohne Grenzen is a textbook for teaching intermediate level students of German, co-authored by Karin Schestokat, Tobias Barske, Megan McKinstry, and Jane Sokolosky. It "blends engaging texts, rich cultural presentations, innovative technology, and contemporary short movies in a ground-breaking new program that is designed to engage and intrigue intermediate students of German." (quoted from the Vista Higher Learning catalogue.)
James Scott, co-author of Choosing to Lead: Understanding Congressional Foreign Policy Entrepreneurs and The Politics of United States Foreign Policy, 5th Edition and editor of US Foreign Policy Today: American Renewal?
James M. Scott joined OSU as Professor and Department Head in August 2006. He has authored/co-authored six books, including Deciding to Intervene: The Reagan Doctrine and American Foreign Policy (Duke University Press, 2006), After the End: Making American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World (Duke University Press, 1998, editor and contributor), The Politics of United States Foreign Policy (Thomson, Wadsworth, 2011, with Jerel A. Rosati), Choosing to Lead: Understanding Congressional Foreign Policy Entrepreneurs (Duke University Press, 2009, with Ralph G. Carter), and US Foreign Policy Today: American Renewal? (CQ Press, 2012, co-editor with Steven W. Hook and chapter contributor). His numerous articles have appeared in such journals as International Studies Quarterly, Social Science Journal, Foreign Policy Analysis, Congress and the Presidency, Democratization, Global Society, International Studies Perspectives, Political Science Quarterly, Politics and Policy, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and others. Dr. Scott has been president of both the International Studies Association Midwest (2000) and the Foreign Policy Analysis Section (2001) of the International Studies Association and began a six-year term as co-editor of the International Studies Association Journal Foreign Policy Analysis in Fall 2009.
Shedding new light on how U.S. foreign policy is made, Ralph G. Carter and James M. Scott focus on “congressional foreign policy entrepreneurs,” the often unrecognized representatives and senators who take action on foreign policy matters rather than waiting for the executive branch to do so. In Choosing to Lead, Carter and Scott examine the characteristics, activities, and impact of foreign policy entrepreneurs since the end of the Second World War. In so doing, they show not only that individual members of Congress have long influenced the U.S. foreign policy-making process, but also that the number of foreign policy entrepreneurs has grown over time. By illuminating the roles and impact of individual members of Congress, Carter and Scott contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the broader U.S. foreign policy-making process.
Widely considered to be a definitive work on how U.S. foreign policy is made, The Politics Of United States Foreign Policy uses three levels of analysis that demonstrate how government, society, and the historical-global environment all impact policymaking. Appropriate for those professors who want to teach a course that emphasizes process, the text blends substance, history, and theory in a lively narrative that is comprehensive, accessible, and informative. This new fifth edition is streamlined and updated and includes coverage of the 2008 elections, the new Congress, the global economic crisis, updates on the Iraq War, and the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
This new contributed volume from Steven Hook and James Scott introduces students to the conduct of foreign policy under the Obama administration. Its twelve original essays, written by a stellar cast of experts in the field, address whether the Obama administration’s strategy represents a “renewal” of U.S. engagement. To what extent has this administration succeeded in building both the domestic and international constituencies needed to implement its foreign policy goals? How exactly have Obama’s policies regarding drone strikes, prisoner abuse, extraordinary rendition, and climate change differed from Bush-era policies? Contributors provide detailed assessments of these and many other key questions. The the volume’s first part looks at policy formulation, while the second part tackles policy domains. An extensive bibliography provides a useful resource for further research.
Randy Seitsinger, author of One Hundred Years of Architectural Education at OAMC/OSU: 1909-2009
Professor Seitsinger started his professional career in the office of I. M. Pei & Partners in New York City. His four years at this internationally acclaimed firm formed the foundation to his design philosophy and approach. While in Pei’s office Seitsinger worked on a variety of projects including a Group Divisional Headquarters for IBM in Somers, New York, the Pitney Bowes Corporation Corporate Headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut, a new transportation center at JFK International Airport in New York City, an addition to the JFK Presidential Library in Boston, the addition to the Los Angeles Convention Center, and several speculative office buildings in Washington DC and New York. Professor Seitsinger also spent one year in Chicago working for Lohan Associates on projects in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis. Seitsinger joined the OSU School of Architecture in 1987, teaching design, systems and materials, and the history of medieval architecture. While teaching in the design studio, Seitsinger mentored 15 students who won or placed in national and international design competitions. Seitsinger has served as Head of the School of Architecture since 1995. He is a member of the AIA and serves on the AIA Oklahoma Board of Directors.
This book celebrates one hundred years of architectural education at Oklahoma State University. It is 202 pages in length with over 650 photographs, and narrative text outlining the history of the School during its entire one hundred years of existence. Chapters and sections include: "Preface & Acknowledgements", "The Early Days: 1909-1929", "The Dustbowl Years: The 1930s", "WWII and the Post-War Period: The 1940s", "The “Golden Years”: The 1940s", "The 60s", "The 70s", "The 80s", "The 90s", "2000-2009", "Educating Educators", "School of Architecture Faculty", "CEAT Hall of Fame and Lohmann Medal", "Competitions", "Student Awards", "Endowments" and "Contributors".
Ramesh Sharda, co-author of Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence and Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach and editor of Decision Support: An Examination of the DSS Discipline
Ramesh Sharda is Director of the Institute for Research in Information Systems (IRIS) , ConocoPhillips Chair of Management of Technology, and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. 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 coauthored text book (Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems by Turban/Sharda/Delen, 9th edition, Prentice Hall) has just been released. He serveson the editorial boards of journals such as the INFORMS Journal on Computing, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, and OR/MS Today. Ramesh is also a cofounder of a company that produces virtual trade fairs, iTradeFair.com.
To help future managers use and understand analytics, Business Intelligence provides readers with a solid foundation of BI that is reinforced with hands-on practice. For managers interested in understanding the foundations and applications of BI, knowledge management, data mining, and other intelligent systems.
This volume of Annals of Information Systems acknowledges the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the International Society for Decision Support Systems (ISDSS) by documenting some of the current best practices in teaching and research and envisioning the next twenty years in the decision support systems field. The volume complements existing DSS literature by offering an outlet for thoughts and research particularly suited to the theme of describing the next twenty years in the area of decision support. One subtheme draws on the assessments of internationally known DSS researchers to evaluate where the field has been and what has been accomplished. A second subtheme of the volume describes the current best practices of DSS research and teaching efforts. A third subtheme is an assessment by top DSS scholars on where the DSS discipline needs to focus in the future. The tone of this volume is one of enthusiasm for the potential contributions to come in the area of DSS; contributions that must incorporate an understanding of what has been accomplished in the past, build on the best practices of today, and be integrated into future decision making practices.
Andrine Shufran, co-author of Insect Coloring Book
Dr. Andrine Shufran has been employed with the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology since 2003. She is currently Coordinator of the OSU Insect Adventure and an Associate Extension Specialist. Her job at the Insect Adventure involves husbandry of numerous arthropod species, supervising student entomologists, and providing more than 200 educational programs on arthropods, annually, to children of all ages throughout the state.
Shufran earned her B.S. in Horticulture and Entomology from Texas A&M University, her M.S. in Agricultural Biology from New Mexico State University, and her Ph.D in Entomology from OSU in 2008.
She enjoys skeet shooting with her husband, playing piano, teaching, reading, movies, and gardening, but most of all, she LOVES her job because each and every day she gets to be a kid who never grew up!
24 pages of beautiful, hand-drawn insects and related activities. Sale of the book goes to support the feeding and care of living arthropods at the Insect Adventure educational facility.
Betty J. Simkins, editor of Enterprise Risk Management: Today's Leading Research and Best Practices for Tomorrow's Executives
Betty J. Simkins, Ph.D., is the Williams Companies Professor of Business and a Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business. She received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She has received a number of awards at OSU including the Regents Distinguished Research Award, the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award and the Outstanding OSU MBA Faculty Award. Her primary area of research is risk management but she also conducts research in corporate governance (including board diversity) and research productivity and influence, among other areas. She has coauthored more than 40 journal articles and book chapters in publications such as the Journal of Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Futures Markets, Financial Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Journal of Financial Research. Betty has won four Financial Management Association International best paper awards for her research, the most recent being the 2007 Best Paper in Risk Management. Betty is also active in the finance profession and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Financial Management Association, as co-editor of the Journal of Applied Finance, as editor of FMA Online, and as past president of the Eastern Finance Association. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Conference Board of Canada’s Strategic Risk Council. Prior to entering academia, she worked in the corporate world for ConocoPhillips and Williams Companies.
The purpose of this book is to provide a blend of academic and practical experience on enterprise risk management (ERM) in order to educate practitioners and students alike about this evolving methodology. Furthermore, our goal is to provide a holistic coverage of ERM, and in this process, provide the ‘what’, ‘why’, and ‘how’ of ERM to assist firms with the successful implementation of ERM. Our book presents the leading best practices for ERM.
Celia Stall-Meadows, author of Fashion NOW: A Global Perspective
Celia Stall-Meadows is a visiting assistant professor in the Design, Housing and Merchandising Department in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Fashion Now: A Global Perspective (2010, Prentice-Hall) is her second textbook. Her first book is Know Your Fashion Accessories (2004, Fairchild). She is also a contributing author to MyFashionLab, a multimedia online resource and course management tool that supports Fashion NOW: A Global Perspective. Stall-Meadows recently authored Retailing in India, a student workbook and instructor's guide to be published by IndiaCan in 2011.
Fashion NOW: A Global Perspective is an introductory textbook that emphasizes fashion and marketing. Business decisions in the fashion industry are based on the marketing approach. The basic language and principles of fashion are presented early in the text so that students can apply these to more advanced marketing and merchandising discussions. The globalization of fashion is a pervasive theme presented in many ways including history, international sourcing, trade, and retailing.
Robert J. Sternberg, author of College Admissions for the 21st Century, co-author of The Psychologist's Companion, Explorations in Giftedness and Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success and co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity
Robert Jeffrey Sternberg, is an American psychologist and psychometrician and Provost at Oklahoma State University. He was formerly the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University and the President of the American Psychological Association. He is a member of the editorial boards of numerous journals, including American Psychologist. Sternberg has a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Stanford University. He holds ten honorary doctorates from one North American, one South American, and eight European universities, and additionally holds an honorary professorate at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He is currently also a Distinguished Associate of The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge.
SATs, ACTs, GPAs. Everyone knows that these scores can’t tell a college everything that’s important about an applicant. But what else should admissions officers look for, and how can they know it when they see it? In College Admissions for the 21st Century a leading researcher on intelligence and creativity offers a bold and practical approach to college admissions testing.
Standardized tests are measures of memory and analytical skills. But the ever-changing global society beyond a college campus needs more than just those qualities, argues Robert Sternberg. Tomorrow’s leaders and citizens also need creativity, practicality, and wisdom.
How can the potential for those complex qualities be measured? One answer is “Kaleidoscope,” a new initiative in undergraduate admissions, first used at Tufts University. Its open-ended questions for applicants, and the means used to score the answers, gives applicants and admissions officers the chance to go beyond standardized tests.
Does it work? As Sternberg describes in detail, Kaleidoscope measures predicted first-year academic success, over and above SATs and high school GPAs, and predicted first-year extracurricular activities, leadership, and active citizenship as well. And every year that Kaleidoscope measures were used, the entering class’s average SATs and high school GPAs went up too.
What worked at Tufts can work elsewhere. New kinds of assessments, like Kaleidoscope, can liberate many colleges and students from the narrowness of standardized tests and inspire new approaches to teaching for new kinds of talented, motivated citizens of the world.
The Psychologist's Companion is intended for students as well as young professionals and writers at all stages of their careers seeking inspiration and guidelines for better scientific writing. This book is also a resource for researchers in related fields. It has been comprehensively updated, revised, and extended for its fifth edition and includes the latest style guidelines of the American Psychological Association's Publication Manual (sixth edition, 2009) as well as chapters encompassing the entire research process from doing literature research and planning an experiment to writing the paper. It features new chapters on literature research; ethics; and generating, evaluating, and selling ideas. The Psychologist's Companion also provides information on writing book proposals, grant proposals, and lectures.
Explorations in Giftedness is a scholarly overview of the modern concepts, definitions, and theories of intellectual giftedness, and of past and current developments in the field of gifted education. The authors consider, in some detail, the roles of intelligence, creativity, and wisdom in giftedness and the interaction between culture and giftedness, as well as how giftedness can be understood in terms of a construct of developing expertise. The authors also review and discuss a set of key studies that address the issues of identification and education of children with intellectual gifts. This volume may be used as a summary overview of the field for educators, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals who serve intellectually gifted children and their families.
Based on an extensive research, Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success (a practical teaching resource) provides instructional and assessment guidelines for strengthening students’ higher-order thinking and reasoning skills.
The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity is a comprehensive scholarly handbook on creativity from the most respected psychologists, researchers, and educators. This handbook serves both as a thorough introduction to the field of creativity and as an invaluable reference and current source of important information. It covers such diverse topics as the brain, education, business, and world cultures. The first section, "Basic Concepts," is designed to introduce readers to both the history of and key concepts in the field of creativity. The next section, "Diverse Perspectives of Creativity," contains chapters on the many ways of approaching creativity. Several of these approaches, such as the functional, evolutionary, and neuroscientific approaches, have been invented or greatly reconceptualized in the last decade. The third section, "Contemporary Debates," highlights ongoing topics that still inspire discussion. Finally, the editors summarize and discuss important concepts from the book and look to what lies ahead.
Ramanjulu Sunkar, editor of "Plant Stress Tolerance" Methods in Molecular Biology and Plant Stress Tolerance: Methods and Protocols
Dr. Ramanjulu Sunkar received his Masters in Science and Ph.D. from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India. He obtained his post-doctoral training at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, University of Bonn, Germany and University of California, Riverside. In 2006, Dr. Sunkar joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, OSU as an Assistant Professor. His research primarily focuses on gene regulation during plant stress tolerance. Research in his laboratory funded by the USDA, NSF, OCAST, Oklahoma Tobacco Research Centre (OTRC), and Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station. He is an associate editor of BMC Plant Biology and BMC Genomics and serving on the editorial board of several other International peer-reviewed Journals.
A number of abiotic factors such as drought, salinity, extreme temperatures (very low and very high), low or high light intensity, deficiency or toxic levels of nutrients have huge impact on crop productivity, and a further understanding of the molecular, biochemical and physiological basis of stress tolerance has been widely recognized as critical. It is also critical that the available techniques are applied in an effective manner. Plant Stress Tolerance: Methods and Protocols, include a wide range of protocols catering to the needs of plant physiologists, biochemists and molecular biologists interested in probing plant stress tolerance. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective subjects, necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Justin Talley, co-author of Ch. 15: Livestock Entomology (Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations)
Justin Talley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Talley earned a Ph.D. in Entomology from Kansas State University in 2008 where he was named Outstanding Integrated Pest Management student in 2006, a M.S. in Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science from West Texas A&M University in 2001, and a B.S. in Agronomy from West Texas A&M University in 2000, where he was named Outstanding Student from the American Society of Agronomy. Talley conducts research related to veterinary pests associated with food animals and food safety.
Talley is chair of the Multi-state Working Group S-1030: Flies impacting livestock, poultry, and food safety and serves as the 2011 co-program chair of the Southwest Branch of the Entomological Society of America. Talley teaches one undergraduate level course related to livestock entomology.
This is a 2nd edition update and includes more color photographs of arthropods important in forensic investigations. The chapter that Talley specifically writes within this book covers material related to the livestock industry and how arthropods that affect this industry can overlap into the field of forensic entomology.
Robert Terry Jr., co-author of Preparing and Advancing Teachers in Agricultural Education
Robert Terry, Jr. is the Roger Howell Professor of Agricultural Education and head of the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership at Oklahoma State University. Throughout his career, he has taught courses related to agriculture teacher education, leadership development, and philosophy of agricultural education. In addition, he supervises student teachers, teaches workshops for in-service teachers, and conducts research related to teaching and learning of agriculture and leadership.
A native of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Terry has BS and MS degrees in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University and a PhD in agricultural education from Texas A&M University. He taught agriculture at Owasso (Oklahoma) High School and has been on faculty California Polytechnic State University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University and the University of Missouri. In addition to working in teacher education and leadership development, he has coordinated programs and taught classes in agricultural communications and distance education. He has more than 100 publications to his credit and has given more than 100 invited presentations. He has garnered in excess of $1.2 million in extramural funding.
He is a member of a variety of professional and honorary organizations including the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE). In 1994 he was recognized as the Outstanding Young Faculty at Texas Tech and in 1996 AAAE named him the Outstanding Young Agricultural Educator. In 2005, he was recognized as the Outstanding Teacher in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri and he was recently named the Distinguished Agricultural Education for the North Central Region of AAAE. In 2008, he was presented the William T. Kemper Excellence in Teaching Fellowship at the University of Missouri, an award that includes a $10,000 honorarium.
This text is a compilation of chapters written by 31 highly qualified teacher educators. However, it is also intended as a source for readership beyond just teacher educators. It serves as a collective knowledge of the steps the profession should take to prepare and advance teachers of agricultural education today. Within its pages, faculty members who specialize in agricultural education recognize the past, describe the present, and explore the future for their responsibility—and the responsibility of their universities—to prepare and advance teachers of agricultural and environmental sciences in the public schools, particularly public secondary schools.
Theodore M. Vestal, author of The Lion of Judah in the New World: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans' Attitudes Toward Africa
Theodore M. (Ted) Vestal, PhD, is professor emeritus of political science at OSU,where for twenty years he taught courses on world politics and constitutional law emphasizing civil liberties and civil rights. Vestal went to Ethiopia as a Peace Corps executive in 1964 and has maintained a scholarly interest in that fascinating country and its people ever since. He also served overseas as director of New York’s Educational Resources Center in New Delhi and of OSU-Kyoto. He is the author of Praeger's International Education (1994), Ethiopia: A Post-Cold War African State (1999), and The Eisenhower Court and Civil Liberties (2002), as well as some seventy published articles and book chapters about Ethiopia. Since 1996, he served as an expert witness in over 115 political asylum cases of Ethiopians and Eritreans. In September 2002, the Theodore M. Vestal Collection, with a heavy emphasis on materials about Ethiopia was formally dedicated at the OSU Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives. In 2005, Dr. Vestal served as Hiob Ludolf Endowed Professor in Current Issues of Ethiopian Studies at Hamburg University. In 1994, he testified before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, U.S. House of Representatives on "Ethiopia: The Challenges Ahead."
This insightful book relates how Emperor Haile Selassie helped shape America's image of Africa and how that image continues to evolve in the United States today. It tells the story of a dynamic ruler who influenced the perception of an entire continent. Documenting the Emperor's state visits to North America, the book explores U.S. foreign policy towards Ethiopia and Africa over two decades. At the same time, it seeks to understand why Haile Selassie enjoyed such celebrity in the United States and how he became so important in determining U.S. attitudes toward Africa. The book includes a brief biography of the Emperor and also explores the geography and long, colorful history of Ethiopia. The tensions and contradictions that marked Haile Selassie's life are highlighted in significant episodes that underscore his astute use of public relations and personal diplomacy. His leadership of postcolonial Africa during the Cold War is examined, as is his ultimate rejection by the United States in 1973 that marked the end of the monarchy and ushered in the tragic fratricide of Ethiopian civil war. Haile Selassie was the first African head of state to be honored with a tickertape parade in New York City and the first African head of state to spend the night at the White House. What was it about this charismatic leader that so captivated Americans? How did he become a symbol of all Africa?
Barbara Walker, author of Literacy Coaching: A Collaborative Approach
Dr. Barbara Walker is professor of reading education at Oklahoma State University and teaches courses in reading difficulties and literacy coaching. She received the Regents Distinguished Professor for Research at Oklahoma State University (2007). Dr. Walker is the 2009 past-president of the International Reading Association (IRA) and received the College Reading Association’s 1997 A. B. Herr Award for outstanding contributions to reading education.
Dr. Walker graduated from Oklahoma State University in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in reading difficulty. Prior to returning to Oklahoma, Dr. Walker was a professor in the Department of Special Education and Reading at Montana State University, Billings.
Dr. Walker’s research interests focus on teacher development and reading difficulties. Her books include Literacy Coaching: A Collaborative Approach (2010), Diagnostic Teaching of Reading (6th ed., 2008), Techniques for Reading Assessment and Instruction (2005), Supporting Struggling Readers (2nd ed., 2003), and What Research Say to the Teacher: Remedial Reading (1991 distinguished finalist, Albert J. Harris Award). She co-authored The Reading Team Series and the Interactive Handbook for Reading Diagnosis. She has authored or co-authored chapters in Approaches to Adolescent Literacy, An Essential History of Current Reading Practices, and Handbook of Literacy and Technology: Transformation in a Post-Typographic World.
Professional development for literacy instruction encompasses many avenues. However, there is growing evidence that literacy coaching is a powerful way to provide professional development for teachers as they teach. Although other books discuss adult learning, scheduling approaches or teacher resistance this book focuses on what happens when small reflective groups of teachers study their teaching with the support of a literacy coach. In this approach literacy coaches spend a great deal of time in classrooms collaborating with teachers. This book presents a positive approach to literacy coaching. Literacy coaching is viewed as a collaborative interaction that supports both teachers’ and students’ learning.
Literacy coaching is developed within a school learning community. The principal and the literacy coach work together to promote learning throughout the school. The book describes the cycle of literacy coaching (preconference, an instructional event, and post conference) and the multiple decisions that teachers make before, during and after a literacy lesson. The book proposes a gradual release model for literacy coaching to explain the different levels of support that a literacy coach can use for teacher learning. Ways to observe, analyze and interpret classroom interactions are suggested using practical examples.
Mark A. Wolfgram, author of Getting History Right: East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War
Dr.Mark A. Wolfgram is Associate Professor of Political Science (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 2001). He has received research and writing fellowships from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, and Carleton University. His current research involves an investigation into the Yugoslav collective memories of World War II, and the various national narratives about the wars of the 1990s, as Yugoslavia fell apart.
How do individuals, societies, and nations deal with their difficult pasts? Getting History Right examines this question in a comparative context by looking at an authoritarian East Germany and a pluralistic, democratic West Germany. Eschewing a narrow focus on elites, this work draws extensively on societal level discussions of the past in popular culture, such as film, television, radio, and newspapers. It examines how societal level discussions of the past shaped individual perceptions and interpretations of the past; and how individual perceptions and struggles over the meaning of the past shaped societal level discussions. These struggles over meaning and "getting history right" are not only shaped by political power, but are also a source of symbolic power.
David Yellin, co-author of Integrating the Language Arts (4th edition) and Sharing the Journey: Literature for Young Children
David Yellin is a professor at Oklahoma State University, in the College of Education, Curriculum Department, where he has taught for 32 years.
Integrating the Language Arts (4th edition) is a college level textbook intended for students majoring in elementary education.
Sharing the Journey: Literature for Young Children is intended for college students, teachers,and parents of elementary and preschool children. Its goal is to bring the exciting world of picture books to young children.
Eduardo G. Yukihara, co-author of Optically Stimulated Luminescence: Fundamentals and Applications
Eduardo G. Yukihara is an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. He has been involved with research on OSL since 2000, and his research group currently focuses on the development of the OSL technique in various fields such as space dosimetry, medical dosimetry, accident dosimetry, neutron dosimetry, as well as investigations in basic properties of OSL materials. He has presented material relating to this book to students in short courses, colloquia, a conference summer school, and invited conference presentations. In addition, he has been invited to write a review paper on applications of OSL in medicine and biology to the Journal of Physics in Medicine and Biology.
The book discusses advanced modern applications of optically stimulated luminescence including the appropriate fundamentals of the process. It features major chapters on the use of OSL in space radiation dosimetry, medical physics, personnel dosimetry, security, solid-state physics and other related applications. In each case, the underlying theory is discussed on an as-needed basis for a complete understanding of the phenomena, but with an emphasis of the practical applications of the technique. After an introductory chapter, Chapters 2 to 6 cover basic theory and practical aspects, personal dosimetry, space dosimetry, medical dosimetry and solid-state physics and optical properties. Chapter 7 describes other applications including environmental dosimetry, accident dosimetry, integrated dosimeters, security and temperature sensing. The last chapter discusses future trends.