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2013: Celebrating Books by OSU Authors

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Robin Allison bullet Denise Blum bullet Cindy Brakhage bullet Pat Brock bullet Clint Clausingbullet Rebecca Damronbullet William Decker bullet Victor Dmitriev bullet Nurhan Dunford bullet Guoliang Fan bullet Jeff Fortney bullet Richard Frohock bullet James Grice bullet Amanda Harrist bullet Sanjay Kapil bullet Robert Larzelere bullet Bin Liang bullet Lance Millis bullet Michael Morris bullet Amanda Morris bullet Bradley Njaa bullet David Oberhelman bullet Steven O'Hara bullet Bill Path bullet John Phillipsbullet Carisa Ramming bullet Karin Schestokat bullet Allen Scott bullet Danny Shipka bullet Tom Spector bullet Leon Spicer bullet Robert J. Sternberg bullet Fred Stowell bullet Mike Sturzenbecker bullet Ramanjulu Sunkar bullet Stacy Takacs bullet Ronald Tyrl bullet Jacqueline Vadjunec bullet Rebecca te Velde bullet Robert Wettemann
Robin Allison

Robin Allison, co-author and editor of Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry 2nd Ed.

Allison received an associate degree in applied science (Animal Health Technology) from the Columbus Technical Institute in Columbus, Ohio in 1976, and was employed for the next 15 years as a certified veterinary technician in private veterinary practices. In 1992, she entered veterinary school at Colorado State University and received her DVM in 1996. She then began a combined residency (clinical pathology) and Ph.D. program at Colorado State University, receiving her Ph.D. in 2002 and achieving board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2003. She received NIH funding for her doctoral thesis research on perinatal FIV infection as a model for vertical transmission of HIV. In 2004, she joined the faculty at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences where she is currently an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. Her activities include teaching professional veterinary medical students, training clinical pathology residents, providing continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians in practice and engaging in collaborative research. She has been an invited speaker for many national veterinary conferences and recently has lectured in Mexico and Poland. Allison is secretary of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology and serves on the editorial board for Veterinary Clinical Pathology journal.

This text is a well-illustrated and user friendly reference on veterinary laboratory diagnostic techniques and interpretation, covering both hematology and chemistry for common domestic and non-domestic species. Designed for veterinary students and veterinary health professional teams, it encompasses both basic principles and in-depth explanations of laboratory testing and diagnosis. The book includes 74 case studies designed to promote skills in laboratory data interpretation and includes access to a companion website offering review questions.

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Denise Blum

Denise Blum, author and editor of Pedagogy of Pop: Theoretical and Practical Strategies for Success

Denise Blum is an assistant professor in social foundations in the College of Education at OSU. She is an educational anthropologist. Her research interests include domestic issues on the politics and pedagogy of education; Cuban and Mexican education. In addition to articles on these topics, she has also written an ethnography about Cuban education, entitled Cuban Youth and Revolutionary Values: Educating the New Socialist Citizen (The University of Texas Press, 2011).

Media competes with public schools in terms of student engagement and time. However, the two needn't be mutually exclusive. The Pedagogy of Pop: Theoretical and Practical Strategies for Success discusses a variety of strategies and approaches for using social and mass media as tools through which teachers might improve schooling.

While there is a vast body of literature in this field, editors Edward A. Janak and Denise Blum have created a text which differs in two substantive ways: scope and sequence. In terms of scope, this work is unique in two facets: first, it presents both theory and practice in one volume, bridging the two worlds; and second, it includes lessons from secondary and postsecondary classrooms, allowing teachers on all levels to learn from each other. In terms of sequence, The Pedagogy of Pop draws on lessons from both historical and contemporary practice.

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Cindy Brakhage

Cindy Brakhage, editor of Fire and Life Safety Educator, 3rd Edition

Brakhage is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in English. She a senior editor at Fire Protection Publications where she have been employed for 30 years.

The third edition of this manual provides the educator with knowledge to support successful performance as a fire and life safety educator as addressed in NFPA 1035. The third edition covers five levels of the standard:

  • Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator Level II
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator Level III
  • Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I
  • Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II

The manual focuses on all-risk education.

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Pat Brock

Pat Brock, author of Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Analysis

Professor Brock retired from full time teaching in 2010 after completing 35 years with the Fire Protection and Safety Technology Program at OSU. He continues to teach seminars and short courses for CEAT Continuing Education. His areas of expertise include design, analysis, inspection and testing of fire protection systems, water supply hydraulics and the application of the International Building Code and Life Safety Code to building construction. He serves on four committees of the National Fire Protection Association and is a member of the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Council. He is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, a registered professional engineer and a member of the National Fire Protection Association.

The objective of this book is to apply basic principles of fluid dynamics to the practical hydraulics and water supply problems faced by professionals working in the field of fire protection. Although written as a textbook, it is also intended to serve as a reference manual and a part of the professional library of practicing fire protection engineers and fire system design specialists. Important topics include the calculation of pressure losses due to elevation and friction, testing of water supply systems, design, inspection and testing of fire pumps and the hydraulic calculations used in the design of automatic fire sprinkler systems.

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Clint Clausing

Clint Clausing, author of Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 8th Edition

Clint Clausing began working for Fire Protection Publications as a senior editor in November 2007. He has edited many manuals in his 5 years with FPP and is the writer/project manager of Fire Investigator 2nd Edition and Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 8th edition. Clint has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Oklahoma State with an education option. He is currently the Editorial Manager at FPP.

Fire and Emergency Services Instructor is a fire service training textbook designed to help firefighters meet the certification requirements of the National Fire Protection Association's professional qualifications for fire instructors included in NFPA 1041. The book includes information on classroom and training ground teaching, as well as lesson plan development, student evaluation, and course and curriculum creation and management.

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Rebecca Damron

Rebecca Damron, co-author of How Architects Write

Rebecca Damron is an associate professor of English and director of the OSU Writing Center. She also directs the OSU Writing Project. She is a member of the rhetoric and professional writing faculty in the department of English. Dr. Damron's research has focused on interdisciplinary writing.

This is the first writing reference book for designers. Whether you're an architect, landscape architect, interior designer, or an industrial designer How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design. Authors Tom Spector and Rebecca Damron present typical writing assignments and explain principles of effective writing by including examples of good form and illustrating common pitfalls.

The book includes resources for how to write a designer’s manifesto, statements of design intent, criticism, proposals, review statements, research reports, specifications, field reports, client communications, post-occupancy evaluations and e-mailed meeting agendas so that you can navigate your career from school to the profession.

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William Decker, author of Kodak Elegy: A Cold War Childhood

William Merrill Decker (Ph.D., The University of Iowa) is professor of English at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of The Literary Vocation of Henry Adams (1990), Epistolary Practices: Letter Writing in America Before Telecommunications (1998), and Kodak Elegy: A Cold War Childhood (2012). He an editor of and contributor to Henry Adams and the Need to Know (2005) and has authored essays that appear in The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing (2009), Hearts of Darkness: Melville, Conrad, and Narratives of Oppression (2010), and Leather-Stocking Redux; or, Old Tales, New Essays (2011). The recipient of Fulbright and DAAD fellowships, he has taught at universities in Belgium and Germany. He serves on the editorial board of The Bedford Anthology of American Literature.

What was it like to grow up as the son of an Eastman Kodak engineer during the company’s glory days? Kodak Elegy: A Cold War Childhood presents a vivid portrait of life in the Rochester suburbs where residents eagerly conformed to period expectations: two kids, two cars, a move from a snug middle-class neighborhood to a spacious upper-middle-class subdivision. In recollecting the blithe and troubled scenes of America’s postwar prosperity, this demographic memoir evokes a bygone era with rich detail and biting clarity. Depicting the banalities of the place and time, Kodak Elegy narrates a political education shaped by the Civil Rights Movement, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War and the constant threat of nuclear exchange. Concerned throughout with the destructive forces masked by American affluence and idealism, the book closes with a meditation on the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, a crime perpetrated by a western New Yorker in the state where the author has long made his home.

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Victor Dmitriev

Victor Dmitriev, author of Mandelshtam as a Symbolist

Dmitriev was born in 1946 in Leningrad. He graduated in 1970 from the Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography. He earned his Ph.D. in 1990 from UCLA. He has authored three books, A Silver GuestpoETHIKS, and Philosophical and Poetic Thought of Russian Symbolism. He is currently a professor of Russian Language
and Literature at Oklahoma State University.

This book is devoted to the work of the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam. It is believed that O. Mandelstam was an acmeist. Acmeism played the role of an opponent of an extremely popular literary movement at the time, namely symbolism. The main idea of this study is Mandelstam's belonging to the circle of acmeists and, consequently, to the movement of acmeism. This does not contradict the fact that, at the same time, Mandelstam served as a bright and expressive representative of symbolism. It is from this position that the author is analyzing the poetry of Mandelstam, as well as the articles and manifestos, which were dedicated to the problems of poetic theory and practice. A significant part of the book is devoted to the analysis of Mandelstam's work by American Slavists.

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Nurhan Dunford

Nurhan Dunford, author and editor of Food and Industrial Bioproducts and Bioprocessing

Dr. Dunford’s experience as an engineer and scientist encompasses more than 30 years including positions in Turkey, Canada and the USA. Before she came to Oklahoma State University, Dr. Dunford worked at the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, Ill. Dr. Dunford is a registered professional engineer in Canada and active in several professional organizations in the US. She is also on staff at the Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center. 
Dr. Nurhan Turgut Dunford is internationally and nationally known for her research in food, oil and oilseed and bioprocessing. Her research focuses on improving existing and developing new bioprocessing technologies, examining potential of non-food biomass as biofuel and bioproduct feed stocks, and advancing utilization of by-products and waste streams for biofuel production and value-added product development. Her research has led to collaborations with visiting scholars from South Africa, Sweden, South Korea, Iraq, Mexico and Turkey. 
This is the second book that Dr. Dunford has edited. Currently, she is working on her third book project.

This book contains 14 chapters that provide a comprehensive review of the latest developments in food and industrial bioproducts and bioprocessing techniques. Although it is an important topic, biofuels are not covered in the book. This book is designed as a reference source for scientists, students and government and industry personnel who are interested in the recent developments and future opportunities in food and industrial bioproducts and relevant bioprocessing techniques. The contributing authors of the book from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany and the USA are internationally renowned experts in their fields and their contributions to the book are invaluable.

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Guoliang Fan

Guoliang Fan, editor Machine Vision Beyond Visible Spectrum

Guoliang Fan was born in Xi'an, China. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in automation engineering from Xi'an University of Technology in 1993, the M.S. degree in computer engineering from Xidian University in 1996, and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware in 2001. From 1996 to 1998, he was a graduate assistant in the department of electronic engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Since 2001, Dr. Fan has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University, where he is the Cal & Marilyn Vogt Professor of Engineering. Dr. Fan is directing the visual computing and image processing laboratory at OSU. His research interests include signal processing, image processing, machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, biomedical imaging and remote sensing applications. Dr. Fan is a recipient of the 2004 National Science Foundation CAREER award. He received the Halliburton Excellent Young Teacher Award in 2004, the Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award in 2006 from the College of Engineering at OSU, and the Outstanding Professor Award from IEEE-OSU in 2008 and 2011. He is an associate editor of IEEE Trans. Information Technology in Biomedicine, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing and ISRN Machine Vision.

The genesis of this book on Machine Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum is the successful series of seven workshops on object tracking and classification beyond the visible spectrum held as part of the IEEE annual conference on computer vision and pattern recognition from 2004 through 2010. Machine Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum requires processing data from many different types of sensors. The availability of ever improving computer resources and continuing improvement in sensor performance has given great impetus to this field of research. The dynamics of technology “push” and “pull” in this field of endeavor have resulted from increasing demand from potential users of this technology including both military and civilian entities as well as needs arising from the growing field of homeland security. Military applications in target detection, tracking, discrimination, and classification are obvious. In addition to this obvious use, Machine Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum is the basis for meeting numerous security needs that arise in homeland security and industrial scenarios.

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Jeff Fortney

Jeff Fortney, author & editor of Fire and Emergency Services Orientation and Terminology

Jeff Fortney is a senior editor at Fire Protection Publications (FPP). He has served as project manager on International Fire Service Training Association’s (IFSTA) Plans Examiner (1st edition), Industrial Exterior and Structural Fire Brigades (1st edition), Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (5th edition), Vehicle Extrication (3rd edition), Orientation and Terminology (5th edition), and Company Officer (5th edition) manuals. He has also served as a photographer on numerous FPP and IFSTA projects over the last 10 years.

Mr. Fortney spent more than12 years in the United States Air Force as a Fire Protection Specialist, Rescue Crew Chief, and ARFF Driver/Operator and Crew Chief at Davis-Monthan AFB (AZ), Kunsan AB (ROK), and Williams AFB (AZ). He served as a Master Instructor at the USAF Fire School at Chanute AFB (IL) during his time in the USAF and as a Department of Defense civilian Master Instructor and Training Specialist at the DOD Fire Training Academy at Goodfellow AFB, TX.

The manual acquaints new firefighters with the history, traditions, terminology, organization, and operation of the fire and emergency services. Additionally, the manual contains typical job and operation descriptions that should provide insight into the inner workings of the fire service. An extensive fire and emergency services glossary is included.

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Richard Frohock, author of Buccaneers and Privateers: The Story of the English Sea Rover, 1675-1725

Richard Frohock grew up in Grand Junction, Colo. and attended Colorado College for his undergraduate degree. After completing his graduate work at The University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1996, he joined the English department at Oklahoma State University, where he teaches courses in early American literature and 18th-century transatlantic studies. He is the author of Heroes of Empire: The British Colonial Protagonist in America, 1596-1764 (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2004), and numerous articles on British depictions of the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. He lives in Stillwater, Okla., with his wife and two children.

Between the years 1665-1725, narratives of sea voyages to the Americas proliferated in London. Although scholars have written many biographies of prominent seafarers and have closely studied the history of particular voyages, surprisingly little work has been done on the critical questions this body of narratives raises about law, authority and the rhetoric of empire. Buccaneers and Privateers delineates ways these voyage narratives contributed to a larger cultural preoccupation with rationalizing English acquisition in the Americas, particularly in the Caribbean and the along the coastlines of Central and South America.

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James Grice

James Grice, author of Observation Oriented Modeling: Analysis of Cause in the Behavioral Sciences

James W. Grice (B.S., Wright State University; Ph.D., University of new Mexico) is a professor of psychology at Oklahoma State University. His work appears in such journals as Multivariate Behavioral Research, Psychological Methods, and the Journal of Personality. His computer program, Idiogrid, is in circulation in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Observation Oriented Modeling: Analysis of Cause in the Behavioral Sciences introduces a new data analysis technique that addresses long standing criticisms of the current standard statistics. The book presents the mathematics and techniques underlying the new method, discussing causality, modeling and logical hypothesis testing. Examples of how to approach and interpret data using OOM are presented throughout the book, including analysis of several classic studies in psychology. These analyses are conducted using comprehensive software for the Windows operating system that has been written to accompany the book.

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Amanda Harrist

Amanda Harrist, editor of Authoritative parenting: Synthesizing nurturance and discipline for optimal child development.

Amanda Harrist is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas in 1984 and her Ph.D. at University of Tennessee in 1991. She joined the OSU HDFS faculty in 1998, where she teaches large undergraduate classes and small graduate classes in child development, parenting, and research methods. Dr. Harrist’s research centers on the development of children’s social competence as it relates to family and peer groups. She is interested in interventions for children at risk in early social settings, and has pursued this most recently in a longitudinal interdisciplinary study of the family and rural school contexts of child obesity. She has received the OSU Regents Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards.

Psychologist Diana Baumrind’s revolutionary prototype of optimal parenting, called authoritative parenting, has become the bedrock of parenting research. In contrast to other parenting styles emphasizing responsiveness alone (permissive parenting) or demandingness alone (authoritarian parenting), authoritative parenting combines high levels of both responsiveness and demandingness. The result is an effective mix of warm nurturance and firm discipline. 
In this book, leading scholars update our thinking about authoritative parenting, demonstrating that it fosters high achievement, emotional adjustment, self-reliance, and social confidence in children and adolescents. The book will inform prevention and intervention efforts to help parents maximize their children’s potential.

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Sanjay Kapil, editor of Companion Animal Medicine: Evolving Infectious, Toxicological, and Parasitic Diseases

Kapil is a professor of clinical virology at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. He works on disease investigations focusing on Viral diseases of Animals. His section in the diagnostic laboratory is responsible for diseases surveillance in Oklahoma. He also received clinical samples from all over the U.S., specially from dog clinics.

In this edition of Veterinary Clinics of North America, colleagues and subject experts from North America, Europe and Australia were invited to educate small animal veterinarians about the emerging health issues of dogs and cats.

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Robert Larzelere

Robert Larzelere, editor of Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development

Robert E. Larzelere is professor of human development and family science at Oklahoma State University. He has done research on parental discipline of young children for more than 30 years and has collaborated with others to improve the methods used to support social scientific conclusions more generally. His research focuses particularly on comparing the emphasis on consistent consequences in some scientific perspectives on parenting with the emphasis on gentle, verbal correction predominant in other scientific perspectives. He recently collaborated with Diana Baumrind to clarify the long-term effects of authoritative parenting and the specific types of power assertion that differentiate it from authoritarian parenting. He benefited from post-doctoral research training from doctors Murray Straus and Gerald Patterson.

Psychologist Diana Baumrind’s revolutionary prototype of optimal parenting, called authoritative parenting, has become the bedrock of parenting research The result is an effective mix of warm nurturance and firm discipline. 

In this book, leading scholars update our thinking about authoritative parenting, demonstrating that it fosters high achievement, emotional adjustment, self-reliance, and social confidence in children and adolescents. The book will inform prevention and intervention efforts to help parents maximize their children’s potential.

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Bin Liang

Bin Liang, editor of Jurisprudence: Contemporary Western Sociological Studies and Developments (in Chinese)

Bin Liang is an associate professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of three books, The Changing Chinese Legal System, 1978 – Present: Centralization of Power and Rationalization of the Legal System with Routledge (2008), China’s Drug Practices and Policies: Regulating Controlled Substances in a Global Context with Ashgate (2009, coauthored), and Jurisprudence with Renmin University of China Press.

This volume, published in Chinese, is a collection of contributions by legal scholars from the U.S., the U.K. and Hong Kong. These contributions cover a wide range of legal areas in the study of western jurisprudence, and serve to introduce these areas to interested scholars, researchers and students in China.

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Lance Millis

Lance Millis, author of College Prep 101, Second Edition

Lance Millis has been employed at OSU since 1989, including seven years in high school and college relations and more than 15 in academic advisement in the College of Education. He has been involved in new student enrollment, teaches freshman orientation, has been an advisor to student organizations, a volunteer for new student orientation, served on and headed selection committees for student scholarships and awards and headed the school's enrollment appeals committee. He has won campus, regional and national awards.

Millis also runs a small business, called CollegePrep-101, through which he helps students prepare for and succeed in college. He owns and manages three websites (collegeprep101.com, collegeanswerguy.com and gotocollegecheaper.com) and has published College Prep 101 and How to Go to College Cheaper.

Millis holds a Bachelor of Science in recreation management and a Master of Science in natural and applied sciences from Oklahoma State. While he was in college, Millis was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Phi Epsilon Kappa Honorary Fraternity and served as OSU’s mascot, Pistol Pete, during his senior year. Millis is married and has two children.

College Prep 101 is a handbook for those involved in the process of selecting, applying to and enrolling in college. It's an excellent resource for students, parents, and educators alike, and no high school should be without a copy. Readers are walked through each step of the college selection process, from college planning to campus visits, and entrance exams to choosing a college. Checklists are provided for each year of high school, listing the important steps to take, and there's even a list of items to pack and take to college. 

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Michael Morris

Michael Morris, author of Entrepreneurship as Experience

Michael Morris holds the N. Malone Mitchell Chair and founded 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 startup and growth of hundreds of ventures. Dr. Morris has published 10 books and more than 130 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 a 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 was awarded 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 was selected as one of the top 20 entrepreneurship professors in the United States by Fortune Small Business, and received the Leavey Award from the Freedoms Foundation for his impact on private enterprise education.

Entrepreneurship as Experience is an examination of entrepreneurship as it is experienced by individuals. It explores psychological, sociological and anthropological perspectives on experiencing. The book introduces an integrative model of how venture creation is experiences. Attention is devoted to the processing of experiences, and the affective nature of experiences. Outcomes both in terms of the emergence of the entrepreneur and the venture are investigated. Implications are drawn for theory and practice in entrepreneurship.

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Amanda Morris

Amanda Morris, co-author and editor of Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development

Amanda Sheffield Morris is a developmental scientist with research interests in parenting, emotion regulation and developmental psychopathology. Her research focuses on the role of emotion regulation in child and adolescent adjustment and the ways in which children learn successful regulation skills. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Temple University and was a post-doctoral fellow at Arizona State University. She is currently a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at OSU.

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Bradley Njaa

Bradley L. Njaa, co-author and editor of Kirkbride's Diagnosis of Abortion and Neonatal Loss in Animals, 4th Edition and co-author of Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th Edition

Bradley L. Njaa is a veterinary pathologist and associate professor of pathology in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. He received his training at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he first received his honors degree in physiology in 1987, his DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the U of S in 1991 and his MVSc in veterinary pathology in 1999 after five years in mixed animal practice. He has worked as a faculty veterinary pathologist at veterinary institutions Purdue University and Cornell University before coming to Stillwater in late 2007. This is his first time authoring a chapter in a major textbook in his field. From this intense effort came a newfound love for all things otic and the most complete coverage of animal ear anatomy and disease to date.

Kirkbride's Diagnosis of Abortion and Neonatal Loss in Animals, 4th Edition has numerous summary tables within each chapter and in appendices that summarize gross and histologic lesions for each species, diagnostic tests for various diseases and collates crown-to-rump lengths and other measures of fetuses for quick and easy reference. Finally, great effort was taken to collect excellent images that depict various disease entities for each species. This book was designed for both a national and international audience of diagnosticians, veterinary practitioners, veterinary technicians and veterinary students.

Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 5th Edition is one of two main textbooks covering veterinary pathology. It has become a valuable text for veterinary curricula around the world. In the fourth edition, chapter 20 only covered the eye. In the fifth edition, chapter 20 is entitled "The ear and eye." Over the years, the ear has largely been neglected in veterinary textbooks and is often given a passing glance during veterinary training. Great care was taken to select the best photographs to not only depict disease but to better clarify anatomic structures of the ear. Initially, the editors were planning for 6-8 pages however, this newly published edition has 40 pages of chapter 20 devoted to ear diseases. In the 6th edition, the ear will become a stand alone chapter.

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David Oberhelman

David Oberhelman, co-author of Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy

David D. Oberhelman is a professor in the Humanities-Social Sciences Division of the Oklahoma State University Library. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine and a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the library's subject specialist for English, foreign languages and literature, theatre and music and is active in national and international professional organizations. Dr. Oberhelman has published and presented on J.R.R. Tolkien, Anglo-American fantasy literature, Digital Humanities, and the research needs of literary critics.

Lois McMaster Bujold has won a shelf full of awards--Hugos, Nebulas, and others--for both her science fiction and fantasy writing. She is one of the most respected names in the field, always delivering polished, thoughtful, and well-crafted writing. She consistently addresses great issues and problems on a human level, where they are faced by quirky, prickly, and very real characters, and her exploration of the theory of reader-response is an important critical contribution. Yet there has been a surprising dearth of serious critical writing about her output--in part because she resists neat and easy classification by genre, politics, or subject matter. This collection of fresh essays aims to correct that situation by presenting critical insights into many aspects of her writing. Attention is given to both her Miles Vorkosigan science fiction series and her Chalion and Sharing Knife fantasy series, as well as the books that fall outside these series.

David D. Oberhelman is the author of the essay From Iberian to Ibran and Catholic to Quintarian: Lois McMaster Bujold’s Alternate History of the Spanish Reconquest in the Chalion Series which focuses on Bujold’s recasting of the religious conflicts of the Spanish Reconquista into the complex theological and political landscape of her award-winning Chalion books.

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Steven O'Hara

Steven O'Hara, co-author of Workbook for Project Lead the Way: Civil Engineering and Architecture and ARE Review Manual, 2nd Edition

Professor Steven O’Hara has been a member of the teaching faculty at the School of Architecture since 1988. His primary
areas of interest include the design and analysis of masonry, steel and timber structures, with special interest in classical
numerical structural analysis and the design of concrete structures. Professor O’Hara enjoys his close mentoring relationship with the students in the AE program at OSU, as he also performs the role of their academic advisor as well as one
of their primary instructors. He is a licensed engineer in Oklahoma.

Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this workbook companions the textbook and is designed to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether students are interested in becoming engineering or architecture professionals, or simply want to understand the structural systems and building styles in their communities, this text will help them develop the technological literacy to appreciate, describe, and make informed decisions about our built environment. As an integrated part of your PLTW program or a standalone classroom resource, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE is an ideal choice to support your students' STEM success. This book provides a richly illustrated history of architectural styles and the engineering achievements that produced them, as well as detailed coverage of the principles and concepts that current professionals use to shape today's built environment. From site discovery through landscaping, the text provides a wealth of step-by-step examples and exercises, plentiful case studies and career profiles, and engaging articles and activities to help students build their knowledge while developing essential problem-solving skills.

Successful exam preparation requires the best resources, and the ARE Review Manual gives you the power to pass all seven divisions of the ARE. Updated to the 2007 AIA documents and the 2009 International Building Code, this one book provides you with a complete and comprehensive review of the content areas covered on the ARE divisions. Additional chapters covering basic mathematics, important building regulations, and barrier-free design supplement your preparation regime.

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Bill Path

Bill Path, author of Moments of Forever

Dr. Bill R. Path is an Arkansas native and holds degrees in Bible, counseling, and higher education. He is currently the president of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Oklahoma where he enjoys coalition building activities and motivational speaking. He and his wife, Deb, have two adult sons, Grayson and Dalton.

Have you ever wondered if your life really matters or how you fit into the grand scheme of things? If you have, you are not alone. In Moments of Forever, Dr. Bill R. Path helps you discover your purpose in life and understand how you can positively direct your life and influence the lives of those around you. He believes there is something quite special inside every one of us—something of great and intrinsic value. He will show you how to search within yourself to find answers to some of life's most persistent questions.

Moments of Forever is a guidebook that will help you scale greater heights, achieve your life's aspirations, and view your world in a new and different way. You can: gain an infinite perspective on life, recognize your immeasurable self-worth, understand your unbreakable human connection, comprehend how you relate to humanity's higher callings, cultivate incorruptible character within your life, realize your unlimited human potential, and find purpose in every moment of life.

Practical, inspirational, nonthreatening, nonjudgmental, and uncomplicated, Moments of Forever will help you put your life into context and uncover the true power and importance of your life.

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John Phillips

John Phillips, co-author of Civil Engineering & Architecture Workbook

John Phillips joined the OSU School of Architecture Faculty in 2000, after working as a professional structural engineer for nine years. He received his Bachelor and Master degree from Oklahoma State University in 1990, and 1991, respectively. Before joining OSU, John worked for three structural engineering firms, including Wong, Hobach, and Lau in Los Angeles; Cornforth Associates in Oklahoma City; and the award winning L. A. Fuess Partners in Dallas.
He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, the American Society of Engineering Educators, Chi Epsilon, and the Oklahoma Structural Engineering Association. John was named the Halliburton Excellent Young Teacher in 2003, was a Grand Prize winning team member for the 2004 NCARB Award for the Integration of Practice and Education, and was named the Halliburton Excellent Teacher in 2011.

This workbook is intended to be used with Project Lead The Way programs in preparing high school students for higher education in Civil Engineering or Architecture. The workbook includes examples and problems that pertain to many of the design aspects involved in building planning, design, and construction. The workbook can be used in conjunction with the textbook 'Civil Engineering & Architecture', authored by Matteson, Kennedy, Baur (published by Delmar Cengage Learning, 2012), or as a stand alone workbook.

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Carisa Ramming

Carisa Ramming, co-author of Civil Engineering & Architecture: Workbook

Carisa Ramming is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Oklahoma State University. She joined the faculty in 2009 with six years of structural engineering consulting experience. Professor Ramming's emphasis is teaching engineering science in the core curriculum for the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology. Professor Ramming also teaches courses in steel design and building foundations.

This workbook was developed to support Civil Engineering and Architecture with real-world, hands-on activities that build foundational skills for architects and civil engineers and provide opportunities to apply those skills in more challenging projects. The authors combined their years of experience with Project Lead the Way's Civil Engineering and Architecture curriculum to produce a resource brimming with: hands-on, directed research and design activities, drawing and sketching practice, math support, team development and collaborative projects, and open-ended problems and projects to provide greater challenges.

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Karin Schestokat

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. Currently, she is working on another monograph. It explores personal memories of fleeing from Kaliningrad in East Prussia to the West at the end of WW II and how these real events are mirrored in contemporary German literature.

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.)

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Allen Scott

Allen Scott, editor of "Hands-On" Musicology: Essays in Honor of Jeffery Kite-Powell

Allen Scott, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Music History and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music at Oklahoma State University. In 2010-2011 he taught at the Musicology Institute of the University of Wroclaw in Wroclaw, Poland as a Fulbright scholar. His publications include ‘Hands On’ Musicology: Essays in Honor of Jeffery T. Kite-Powell (Steglein Press), the forthcoming third edition of the Sourcebook for Research in Music (Indiana University Press), the revised and expanded second edition of the Sourcebook for Research in Music, Thomas Elsbeth's Sontägliche Evangelien (A-R Editions' Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque series no. 127), Nikolaus Gengenbach's Musica nova: Newe Singekunst: A Commentary, Critical Edition and Translation (Institute of Mediaeval Music, Music Theorists in Translation Series no. 14), two articles in the second edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has written articles for Muzyka; the Karl Lipinski Music Academy in Wroclaw, Poland; Performance Practice: Issues and Approaches; Theoria: Historical Aspects of Music Theory; and the Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance. In addition, Dr. Scott has presented papers in Wroclaw, Weimar, Rome, London, Leuven, Belgium, and at several annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and the International Musicological Society. At OSU, Professor Scott teaches the undergraduate Music History courses, Introduction to Research in Music, and the graduate Music History seminars. He received the Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Florida State University and the M.M. in Musicology from the University of Alabama.

In August 2008 Dr. Jeffery T. Kite-Powell retired as Professor and Coordinator of Music History and Musicology at The Florida State University.  During his 24-year tenure at FSU, Dr. Kite-Powell taught musicology and music history, helped to revive the doctoral program in musicology, and founded and directed the FSU Early Music Ensemble. In recognition of his 24 years of teaching, scholarship, and dedication to the cause of historically informed performance, Dr. Kite-Powell’s students and colleagues honored him with a Festschrift.  The volume’s essays reflect the broad scope of Dr. Kite-Powell’s influence on traditional musical scholarship and current ideas on performance practice.  Because not all of his students and colleagues have established themselves as early music specialists, the topics range across the historical periods, from the Medieval era to the early twentieth century.

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Danny Shipka

Danny Shipka, author of Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Films of Italy, Spain and France, 1960-1980

Previously a faculty member at Louisiana State University, Dr. Shipka returns to Oklahoma St. after a 10-year absence. He received his undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism at OSU as well as his M.S. in International Studies. As well as Cowboy, he is also a proud Gator having obtained his Ph.D at the University of Florida. There he was selected as mass communication school’s Student Teacher of the Year in 2005 as well as one of the university wide awards in 2006. At LSU, he received Manship School of Mass Communication teaching award in 2009 as well as the university wide one in 2010.

Dr. Shipka is passionate about strategic communication and popular culture. His previous book Perverse Titillation: European Exploitation Films 1960-1980 (2011) looked closely at film industries of Italy, French, and Spain as they produced a stunning amount of horror and sexually explicit films that influenced modern filmmakers. His second book due in 2013, Global Fear: International Horror Film Directors continues the examination of this phenomenon.

The exploitation film industry of Italy, Spain and France during the height of its popularity from 1960 to 1980 is the focus of this entertaining history. With subject matter running the gamut from Italian zombies to Spanish werewolves to French lesbian vampires, the shocking and profoundly entertaining motion pictures of the "Eurocult" genre are discussed from the standpoint of the films and the filmmakers, including such internationally celebrated auteurs as Mario Bava, Jess Franco, Jean Rollin and Paul Naschy. The Eurocult phenomenon is also examined in relation to the influences that European culture and environment have had on the world of exploitation cinema.

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Tom Spector

Tom Spector, co-author of How Architects Write

Tom Spector earned his professional degree in Architecture at Georgia Tech and his Ph.D at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been on the faculty of the school of architecture at OSU since 2001. His previous books are The Guide to the Architecture of Georgia and The Ethical Architect: The Dilemma of Contemporary Practice.

How Architects Write provides advice, tips and examples to help both architecture students and practitioners improve their writing within the discipline of architecture. The book follows the writing tasks encountered in a basic architectural curriculum: journals, history papers, project statements, research reports, specifications, and even manifestos and theses. Though the book is targeted to architects, it’s advice is applicable to almost any design discipline.

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Leon Spicer, author of Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food

Dr. Leon Spicer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in animal science from the University of Minnesota and University of Idaho, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in dairy science from Michigan State University. Before joining the OSU faculty in 1988, Dr. Spicer served as an Instructor at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, The Pennsylvania State University. In 2005, Dr. Spicer was Visiting Professor at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA. Dr. Spicer’s research has focused on improving reproductive efficiency in dairy cattle and has taken both applied and basic approaches to better understand nutritional and metabolic regulation of ovarian function. Leon’s outstanding research reputation has lead to numerous invited talks in the USA and six countries, as well as invitations to review grants for numerous USA and international granting agencies. Dr. Spicer is a member of several scientific societies including the American Society of Animal Science and served as President of OSU’s Chapter of Sigma Xi, and has served on six editorial boards and reviewed hundreds of journal articles for more than forty scientific journals. Dr. Spicer has been a prolific researcher and writer, publishing over 429 articles, abstracts and reports which include 152 peer-reviewed research papers.

The primary focus of the Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology is on the science and applications of molecular biology for agriculture and foods. The entries describe the concepts and processes used as new tools for the production of raw agricultural materials and the manufacturing of foods products, as well as concerns associated with these applications.
Applications of molecular biology throughout the food chain will continue to evolve and future applications will have many positive impacts of the quantities and quality of foods. This reference should provide readers from many different backgrounds with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of current applications, and the potential applications of the future. A total of 175 chapters cover many areas related to biotechnology as applied to agriculture and food including topics on the science associated with cloning of animals, genetic modification of plants, enhanced quality of foods, regulations associated with applications of biotechnology, interpretation of biotechnology in the news and media, the biotechnology/ environment interface, consumer acceptance of the products of biotechnology, and overviews on topics such as risk assessment, food security, and genetic diversity.

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Robert J. Sternberg

Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of Handbook of Intellectual Styles, The Creativity Conundrum, The Nature of Intellectual Styles and Assessing College Student Learning: Evaluating Alternative Models, using Multiple Methods, and he is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence, Confronting Dogmatism in Gifted Education, How Dogmatic Beliefs Harm Creativity and Higher-Level Thinking and Cognitive Psychology.

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 B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. 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.

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Fred Stowell

Fred Stowell, author and editor of Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition

Fred Stowell has worked as a Senior Editor at Fire Protection Publications for 12 years and will be retiring at the end of March. He served as a member of the Tulsa Fire Department for 26 years prior to coming to FPP. He has a Masters Degree from American Military University.

Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th edition, is the basic text used by fire department recruits and prepares them to meet the job performance requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.

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Mike Sturzenbecker

Mike Sturzenbecker, editor of Fire Detection and Suppression Systems

Mike held the position of Project Manager/Senior Editor for this publication. He recently was hired as Marketing Representative for Fire Protection Publications.

The 4th edition of Fire Detection and Suppression Systems provides current information on fire protection systems. Topics addressed include fire detection and alarms systems, smoke management systems, water supply, fire pumps, automatic sprinkler systems, standpipe and hose systems, special extinguishing systems, and portable fire extinguishers. This manual was developed to meet all FESHA outcomes for the Fire Protection Systems core course.

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Ramajulu Sunkar


Ramanjulu Sunkar, editor of MicroRNAs in Plant Development and Stress Responses

Dr. Ramanjulu Sunkar received his Ph.D. in Plant Stress Physiology 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, USA. In 2006, Dr. Sunkar joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, OSU as an Assistant Professor and promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. His lab focuses on “genome-wide identification of miRNAs and their targets in plants and animals”. Research program in his laboratory has been funded by the USDA, NSF-EPSCoR, OCAST, Oklahoma Tobacco Research Centre, and Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES). He is an associate editor of BMC Plant Biology and BMC Genomics and serving on the editorial board of three other International peer-reviewed Journals.

Precise regulation of gene expression both in time and space are vital for plant growth and development and adaptation to biotic and abiotic stress conditions. This is achieved by multiple mechanisms, with perhaps the most important control being exerted at the level of transcription. However, with the recent discovery of microRNAs another ubiquitous mode of gene regulation that occurs at the post-transcriptional level has been identified. MicroRNAs can silence gene expression by targeting complementary or partially complementary mRNAs for degradation or translational inhibition. Recent studies revealed that microRNAs play fundamental roles in plant growth and development, as well as in adaptation to biotic and abiotic stresses. This volume has 13 chapters contributed by the leaders from Argentina, Australia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and USA and discusses the roles of individual miRNAs that control and regulate diverse aspects of plant processes.

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Stacy Takacs

Stacy Takacs, author of Terrorism TV: Popular Entertainment in Post-9/11 America

Stacy Takacs (PhD, Indiana University) is Associate Professor and Director of American Studies at Oklahoma State University. She is also a core member of the programs in Screen Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies at OSU. Her research interests include contemporary American culture, television and media studies, and the intersections of popular and political cultures. She has written on the cultural mediation of a variety of political topics ranging from the Drug War to the New Economy and the War on Terrorism in journals such as Cultural Critique, Spectator: Journal of Film and Television Criticism, Feminist Media Studies, and Cultural Studies. Her book-length study of post-9/11 US television, entitled Terrorism TV, was published by University Press of Kansas in 2012, and she is currently working on an project called Interrogating Popular Culture, which is under contract at Routledge.

Terrorism TV is the first comprehensive analysis of security themes in post-9/11 American television. It examines programs that comment both directly and allegorically on the post-9/11 world to show how entertainment programming helped build a national consensus favoring a War on Terror. It offers a convincing case that popular television helped organize public feelings of loss, fear, empathy, and self-love into narratives supportive of a controversial and unprecedented war.

Terrorism TV covers an array of program genres spanning the past decade of the on-going conflict and mixes touchstone texts like 24, JAG and Rescue Me with lesser known but relevant series like Over There, Jericho and Six Feet Under to show how entertainment programming staged an imaginative debate (within certain ideological limits) about the policies pursued in the name of the War on Terror. In all, it offers fresh insight into how American television directly and indirectly reinforced the Bush administration’s security agenda and argues for the continued importance of the medium as a tool of collective identity formation. It is an essential guide to the televisual landscape of American consciousness in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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Rebecca teVelda

Rebecca te Velde, author of Hymn Miniatures 2

Rebecca Groom te Velde studied organ, composition and church music with her father, Lester H. Groom, at Seattle Pacific University (BA). She earned the MMus in organ performance and literature at the U. of Western Ontario (organ with Hugh McLean, composition with Jack Behrens), and did postgraduate study with Michael Schneider and Almut Rössler (Germany), Flor Peeters (Belgium), and Gerald Frank (OSU). Organist of First Presbyterian Church Stillwater since 1991, adjunct prof. at OSU since 1999, she holds the Associate certificate from the American Guild of Organists (AAGO) and is an active performer and composer.

Following the success of Hymn Miniatures 1, this is a second collection of 28 practical hymn arrangements for organ: each based on a well-known hymn tune, for use in a variety of service contexts, but also ideal teaching material for students at various levels of development.

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Ronald Tyrl

Ronald Tyrl, co-author of Toxic Plants of North America, Second Edition

Ronald J. Tyrl is Emeritus Professor of Toxicology and former curator of the herbarium at Oklahoma State University. He is coordinating editor of the Flora of Oklahoma Project and has authored numerous technical articles and books on the identification and classification of flowering plants, including Field Guide to Oklahoma Plants, Dyes from American Native Plants, Handbook of Toxic Plants of North America, Keys and Descriptions for the Vascular Plants of Oklahoma.

Coauthor George Burrows is Emeritus Professor of Toxicology and former adjunct toxicologist in the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The author of numerous journal articles on the identification of plant toxicants and their mechanisms of action, he has also served as an associate editor for Veterinary & Human Toxicology, coordinating a feature page, "Poisonous Plant Cases."

Toxic Plants of North America, Second Edition is an up-to-date, comprehensive reference for both wild and cultivated toxic plants on the North American continent. In addition to compiling and presenting information about the toxicology and classification of these published in the 12 years since the appearance of the first edition, this edition significantly expands coverage of human and wildlife--both free-roaming and captive--intoxications and the roles of secondary compounds and fungal endophytes in plant intoxications.

More than 2,700 new literature citations document identification of previously unknown toxicants, mechanisms of intoxication, additional reports of intoxication problems, and significant changes in the classification of plant families and genera and associated changes in plant nomenclature. The book is a resource for veterinarians, toxicologists, agricultural extension agents, animal scientists, and poison control professionals.

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Jacqueline Vadjunec

Jacqueline Vadjunec, co-author and editor of Amazonian Geographies: Emerging Identities and Landscapes

Jacqueline Vadjunec is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Oklahoma State University.

Amazonia exists in our imagination as well as on the ground. It is a mysterious and powerful construct in our psyches, yet shares multiple (trans)national borders and diverse ecological and cultural landscapes. It is often presented as a seemingly homogeneous place: a lush tropical jungle teaming with exotic wildlife and plant diversity, as well as the various indigenous populations that inhabit the region. Yet, since Conquest, Amazonia has long been linked to the global market, and after a long and varied history of colonization and development projects, Amazonia is peopled by many distinct and “other”-defined cultural groups, who continue to remain invisible to the outside world despite their increasing integration into global markets and global politics. Millions of rubber tappers, neo-native groups, peasants, river dwellers, and urban residents continue to shape and re-shape the cultural landscape as they adapt their livelihood practices and political strategies in response to changing markets and shifting linkages with political and economic actors at local, regional, national, and international levels. This book explores the diversity of cultural and political landscapes emerging in different corners of this rapidly changing region.

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Robert Wettemann, co-author of Interactions with Other Traits: Reproduction and Fertility. In Feed efficiency in the beef industry

Robert Wettemann, a Fellow in the American Society of Animal Science and a Charter Diplomate in the American College of Animal Physiology, focuses on endocrine mechanisms that control reproductive processes and the application of findings to improve reproductive efficiency of beef cattle. His research has established that body condition can be used to evaluate supplemental feeding of beef cows, and nutritionally induced and postpartum anestrus are associated with hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. Current studies emphasize biomarkers for maintenance requirements of beef cows and nutritional effects on bovine fetal programming. Wettemann has been the major advisor for 28 M.S. and 20 Ph.D. students, and 4 postdoctoral fellows. He teaches reproductive physiology and animal growth. He has coauthored more than 585 scientific articles and abstracts. He received the Physiology and Endocrinology Award and the Animal Management Award by the American Society of Animal Science, and in 2008-09 he was President of the American Society of Animal Science. 

Robert P. Wettemann obtained a B.S. degree at the University of Connecticut (1966), and M.S. (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) at Michigan State University. He was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University in 1972, and currently is a Regents Professor.

Reproduction is a major factor that impacts profitability of beef production. Efficient cows must wean a calf every 12 months. About 70% of the total annual energy consumed by beef cows is used for maintenance of body functions. The major regulators of reproduction are body energy reserves and nutrient intake. Inadequate nutrient intake delays the onset of puberty in heifers and bulls, and extends the interval from calving until pregnancy. However, the mechanism by which nutrition regulates hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian function in cattle has not been elucidated. There is genetic variability for feed efficiency. Cows that consume less feed and produce similar kg of beef per year will increase profitability of beef production and enhance the sustainability of the environment. The opportunity exists for the development of selection indices that incorporate feed intake, body size, growth rate and body composition along with fertility traits in order to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the beef industry.

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