2014: Celebrating Books by OSU Authors
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Meet the 2014 Authors
Robert A. Baron Bruce Barringer
Elkie Burnside Kathryn Castle
Goutam Chakraborty Craig Davis
Evelyn Ferchau Gene Halleck Katherine Hallemeier Kelley Hartshorn Rakesh Kaundal Shelia Kennison Rangika Hikkaduwa Koralege
Robert Larzelere Elizabeth Lohrman Michael Long Jayson Lusk
J.S. Maloy Khaled Mansy Rose McLarney Leslie Miller Melanie Moffitt Lynne Murnane Melissa Noakes Ramesh Rao Theresa Rizzi
Louise Siddons Betty Simkins Elahi Syed Ginger Welch
Robert A. Baron, author of "Enhancing Entrepreneurial Excellence: Tools Making the Possible Real"
Robert A. Baron holds the Spears Chair in Entrepreneurship at OSU. He is a leading scholar in cognitive and social factors in entrepreneurship, and has successfully bridged two distinct academic disciplines of psychology and entrepreneurship. Most recently, he held the Bruggeman Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his 22 years there, Baron chaired both the Department of Psychology and the Department of Managerial Policy and Organization. Prior to that, he was Professor of Psychological Science at Purdue University. Baron has authored more than 130 peer reviewed papers and 45 books. He has received numerous Best Paper Awards; in 2008 he received AMJ’s “Best Reviewer” Award, and in 2009 the Entrepreneurship Division’s “Thought-Leader” prize. He served as an Associate Editor of Management Science and has been an editor for numerous other publications. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the top journals in entrepreneurship, business and psychology. Baron is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Psychological Association. He received his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from the University of Iowa, and his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from the City University of New York. He holds three patents, and was the founder and CEO of Innovative Environmental Products, Inc.
"Enhancing Entrepreneurial Excellence" is a fascinating and valuable treatise on how entrepreneurs achieve the transformation of an idea into a product that is successful in the marketplace. It is practical but well-grounded in the academic research. The book explains the tools that entrepreneurs need to be successful and displays the passion of the author, Robert Baron, to help more entrepreneurs become “engines of change” in order to improve human life. The book is a must read for all scholars of entrepreneurship and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Bruce Barringer, author of "Launching a Business: The First 100 Days
Bruce Barringer is a professor and the N. Malone Mitchell, Jr. Chair at Oklahoma State University. He is also the head of the School of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Barringer’s research interests are in the areas of feasibility analysis, business planning, and the business startup process. Previously, he served on the faculty of the University of Central Florida. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and his MBA from Iowa State University. Dr. Barringer’s research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and in several other outlets. Dr. Barringer is the author or coauthor of five books, including "Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures," "Preparing Effective Business Plans," "The Truth About Starting a Business," "What’s Stopping You? Shatter the 9 Most Common Myths Keeping You From Starting Your Own Business," and "Launching a Business: The First 100 Days."
This book provides a template for how to navigate the first 100 days of a new business. Its focus is on the nuts and bolts aspects of setting up and running a business, rather than the product or service you’ll sell. Think of it this way- Imagine you’ve conceived a business idea, written a business plan, raised seed capital, and are set to launch your business on June 1. Now, what do you need to do to get ready for June 1? When June 1 comes, what should your priorities be? How do you know what tasks to focus on and in what order? While the answers to these questions vary depending on the business, there are a set of key activities that all businesses must accomplish to get their businesses off to a good (and legally proper) start. Examples include securing the proper business licenses and permits, setting up a bookkeeping system, negotiating a lease, buying insurance, entering into contracts with vendors, making the first sale, and so on.
Rick Bartholomew, author of "Design Process Hand Sketching for Interiors"
Rick Bartholomew is a Registered Oklahoma Interior Designer with 35 years of practicum experience in residential, commercial, and furniture design. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Interior Design from Oklahoma State University. His area of specialization is furniture design and various methods of visual illustration drawing techniques. He holds ownership of a copyrighted furniture collection inspired by Native American history and culture. Rick was a design consultant for a national retail fixture and custom furnishings manufacturer and continues to conduct sketching and color rendering workshops across the country. Professor Bartholomew's passion, in addition to furnishings design, is dedicated to teaching students and practitioners the art and necessity of hand-sketching techniques and color marker and watercolor rendering illustrations. He also strives to foster the importance of quality visual presentation composition and information graphics and is personally inspired by Native American cultures, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Georgia O'Keeffe, Nicolai Fechin, Art Deco and contemporary design. Professor Bartholomew lives in Tulsa and has been previously tenured at OSU during his 18 years of teaching experience. He hopes to publish additional books on presentation techniques and computer-aided construction documents for interior architecture millwork, built-in furnishings, and custom furniture for design students, educators, and the practitioner.
The intent of the book is to develop student hand-sketching skills to enhance their basic knowledge of drawing techniques to use throughout the educational "design process." The text is also intended to be a visual resource to aid the design student in visual presentation technique enhancements for various types of illustrations needed to convey design concepts. The practice of hand-sketched concept presentations is still viewed as important design process building blocks prior to final computer-generated documents. Hand-sketching techniques for building plans, elevations, sections, 3-dimensional illustrations, millwork and construction details are covered in the book in addition to an important issue of initial design processes of bubble diagramming, block and space plans. Information graphics, delineations, and visual composition are also topics addressed to enhance the visual communication of preliminary design concepts. The final chapter (Ideation,Chapter 10) is a series of copy-right free line drawings for students to explore their skill building through practice exercises referred to within each chapter. The main emphasis is placed on step-by-step line drawing complexity to meet the needs of the viewer to convey the level of comprehension required to adding quick applications of color to enhance final visual compositions.
Denise Blum, editor of "The Globalization and Corporatization of Education"
Denise Blum is an educational anthropologist. Her research interests focus on comparative education- examining education from a political economy approach to understand the effects of the political and economic on the structure of schooling and teacher and student identities. She is the co-editor of "Pedagogy of Pop: Theoretical and Practical Strategies for Success" (Lexington Books, 2012); and author of "Cuban Youth and Revolutionary Values: Educating the New Socialist Citizen" (The University of Texas Press, 2011).
The forces associated with globalization, whether economic or social, have conditioned the ways educators operate, and have profoundly altered people’s experiences of both formal and informal education. Globalization, as a multidimensional, multilevel process, is unequivocally, but not exclusively, based on the economics of neoliberalism. This book chronicles new sites of tension in education that are a result of an ever-globalizing economy and its accompanying neoliberal practices in the United States, Costa Rica, and the US territories in the Caribbean. The contributions are grouped into two areas: institutionalized schooling practices and non-formal educational practices that focus on identities and language.
Elkie Burnside, co-author and editor of
"Essentials of Firefighting Curriculum Package" (6th Edition)
Essentials of Fire Fighting 6th Ed Curriculum is a collaborative effort of:
Elkie Burnside, Ph.D., Lead Instructional Developer Beth Ann Fulgenzi, Instructional Developer Andrea Haken, Instructional Developer Lynn Hughes, Instructional Developer Brad McLelland, Instructional Developer Melissa Noakes, Instructional Developer Lori Raborg, Instructional Developer
Fire Service Instructors have come to expect that FPP/IFSTA curriculum is up-to-date and will meet their training needs. The Essentials Curriculum for the 6th Edition has a design based on current research that provides the most effective instructional design for adult training classrooms. All the tools an instructor needs to deliver a course with successful outcomes for today’s firefighters are provided in this comprehensive package. The Essentials Curriculum includes all classroom and assessment materials to teach a Firefighter I and/or Firefighter II course. The Curriculum includes support materials for 33 lessons: PowerPoint Presentations in a graphically based style emphasizing the role of the instructor as the speaker to reinforce the visual images, with companion Lesson Outlines containing thumbnails of slides, discussion points review questions and instructional notes. Evaluation materials include in-class learning activities and evaluation checklists for 192 psychomotor skills. Nearly 2,000 test and quiz questions allow for cognitive assessment. The Course Workbook is designed for the student to review material by chapter to enrich face-to-face classroom instruction. The Exam Prep is designed to be used as a self-study tool for students to prepare for comprehensive exams such as end of course tests or the written portion of certification exams.
Kathryn Castle, co-author of "Early Childhood Curriculum: A Contructivist Perspective" (2nd Edition)
Dr. Kathryn Castle, Professor and Chuck & Kim Watson Endowed Chair in Education, is a faculty member and Graduate Coordinator in the School of Teaching & Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education. Dr. Castle has been at OSU since 1975. She has authored seven books, including two children’s books, numerous book chapters and monographs, more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles, and numerous other publications. She serves on two national boards of professional associations and on three editorial boards of professional journals. She is a member of the Teacher Research Steering Committee of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition to two national research awards, she is the recipient of the national Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award, the OSU Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, and the OSU Regents Distinguished Research Award. Before coming to OSU, she was an early childhood teacher and the director of test evaluations for a national learning foundation.
"Early Childhood Curriculum: A Constructivist Perspective", 2nd Edition, fosters authentic, developmentally appropriate practice for both preschool and early childhood classrooms. The book examines curricular goals such as autonomy, development, and problem solving and links those goals with constructivist principles of learning. It explores ways teachers can create meaningful learning environments and choose curriculum tasks appropriately- in all content areas- that are linked to the learning and development needs of young children as well as to national standards.
Goutam Chakraborty, co-author of "Text Mining and Analysis: Practical Methods, Examples, and Case Studies Using SAS"
Dr. Goutam Chakraborty is the director of the graduate certificate in Business Data Mining and professor of marketing. Companies such as Aetna, Mercruiser, Thrifty Rent-A-Car, Berendsen Fluid Power, Globe Life Insurance, Vanguard Realtors, Hilti, Love’s Travel Stops and others have used his consulting services. At OSU, he teaches business analytics, data mining and CRM applications, advanced data mining, database marketing, and marketing research to master's and Ph.D. students. Goutam is an internationally known expert in the field of data mining and analytics and has presented numerous programs and workshops to executives, educators, and research professionals in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and Middle East. He has won numerous teaching awards including SAS® Distinguished Professor Award from SAS Institute and the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award at OSU. His research has been published in many scholarly journals such as Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, and Industrial Marketing Management. Goutam has served on the editorial review board of Journal of Business Research and Journal of Academy of Marketing Science. He has chaired the national conference for direct marketing educators in 2004 and 2005 and co-chaired the M2007 data mining conference.
Big data: It's unstructured, it's coming at you fast, and there's lots of it. In fact, the majority of big data is text-oriented, thanks to the proliferation of online sources such as blogs, emails, and social media. However, having big data means little if you can't leverage it with analytics. Now you can explore the large volumes of unstructured text data that your organization has collected with "Text Mining and Analysis: Practical Methods, Examples, and Case Studies Using SAS." This hands-on guide to text analytics using SAS provides detailed, step-by-step instructions and explanations on how to mine your text data for valuable insight. Through its comprehensive approach, you'll learn not just how to analyze your data, but how to collect, cleanse, organize, categorize, explore, and interpret it as well. Text Mining and Analysis also features an extensive set of case studies, so you can see examples of how the applications work with real-world data from a variety of industries. Text analytics enables you to gain insights about your customers' behaviors and sentiments. Leverage your organization's text data, and use those insights for making better business decisions with "Text Mining and Analysis."
Craig Davis, co-editor of "Wetland Techniques, Volumes 1-3"
Craig A. Davis is a professor in the Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department. Dr. Davis has been at OSU since 2001. He currently teaches several courses in the NREM Department including a wildlife research techniques course, wetland ecology and management course, wetland wildlife ecology, and advanced wetland ecology. His research primarily focuses on wetland ecology and assessment, but other research foci include avian ecology and conservation and invertebrate ecology. Dr. Davis has authored or co-authored 40 peer-reviewed publications and has been a PI or Co-PI on research projects totalling $5 million dollars during his time at OSU. In 2010, Dr. Davis received the James A. Whatley Award of Merit for Excellence in Agricultural Research from the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University.
Wetlands serve many important functions and provide numerous ecological services such as clean water, wildlife habitat, nutrient reduction and flood control. Wetland science is a relatively young discipline but is a rapidly growing field due to an enhanced understanding of the importance of wetlands and the numerous laws and policies that have been developed to protect these areas. Unfortunately, no practical, comprehensive techniques book centered on wetlands, and written for wetland researchers, students, and managers is available. This 3-volume book aims to fill that gap. The book is designed to provide an overview of the various methods that have been used or developed by researchers and practitioners to study, monitor, manage, or create wetlands. Including many methods usually found only in the peer-reviewed or gray literature, this 3-volume set fills a major niche for all professionals dealing with wetlands.
Dursun Delen, co-author of "Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support"(10th Edition)
Dr. Dursun Delen is the holder of William S. Spears and Neal Patterson Endowed Chairs in Business Analytics, Director of Research for the Center for Health Systems Innovation, and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at OSU. Prior to his appointment as an Assistant Professor at OSU in 2001, he worked for a privately-owned research and consultancy company as a research scientist for five years, during which he led a number of decision support, information systems and advanced analytics related research projects funded by federal agencies, including DoD, NASA, NIST and DOE. Dr. Delen’s research has appeared in major journals including Decision Support Systems, Communications of the ACM, Production Operations Management, among others. He recently published six books in the broad area of Analytics. He is often invited to national and international conferences for keynote addresses on topics related to Data/Text Mining, Business Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Business Analytics and Knowledge Management. He is the associate editor-in-chief, associate editor and editorial board member on nine technical journals. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious research and teaching awards including the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award (2013), the Regents Distinguished Research Award (2012) and the President’s Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2012).
The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to a wide range of information technologies that are generally called Analytics, but until recently have been known by other names including decision support systems, executive information systems and business intelligence. Analytics has become the technology driver of this decade. Large companies like IBM, SAS, Oracle, Microsoft, Teradata and others are creating new organizational units focused on analytics that help businesses become more effective and efficient in their operations. Decision makers are using more computerized tools to support their work. Even consumers are using analytics tools directly or indirectly to make decisions on routine activities such as shopping, healthcare, and entertainment. This book provides a detailed coverage of Business Analytics, Decision Support Systems, Business Intelligence, Big Data and their enabling methods, tools and technologies.
Evelyn Ferchau, author of "Shawn: Years Three and Four"
Evelyn Ferchau has been in the habit of composing (mostly) rhyming poetry since she was six. As with her favorite artist, Norman Rockwell, she attempts to write about feelings in such a way that it will trigger a general cord of recognition in others. Along with these two personally published booklets, Ferchau has written more than 100 additional poems that she hopes to incorporate into an autobiography titled “Taking the Back Roads Home.”Ferchau attended Kingston, Michigan, public schools, and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor's in education from Central Michigan University. Shortly thereafter, she entered the Regular Army where she was an E5 training NCO, 45th Medical Battalion, Federal Republic of Germany, for three years. Since joining the OSU staff in 1978, she has risen from secretary of the psychology department to manager in Correspondence Education. Much of her free time is spent administering the Ben Ferchau Memorial Fund, named for her 15-year-old son who passed away in 2001. The Fund annually donates a music camp scholarship to Stillwater High School and a youth news carrier's tuition scholarship in conjunction with the Stillwater News Press.
The two booklets of original poetry were composed and produced by the author to celebrate the birth of her first grandson, Shawn Rose, in 2009. Her poetry attempts to express the many changes children and their parents undergo in the first few years of a child’s life—some very visible and others, not so much. Happily, in April 2014, she hopes to begin writing another series of booklets for a new grandson, yet unnamed.
Gene Halleck, editor of "English Composition Simulations"
Gene Halleck is a professor in the English Department. She is the director of the TESL and Linguistics Program, the International Composition Program and the International Teaching Assistant Program.
"English Composition Simulations" includes 15 simulations written for ESL/EFL classes. The simulations consist of a variety of thematically related exercises concerning university life, issues in the workplace and issues in the community. The exercises include readings listening assignments, and role cards for radio call-in-shows, and simulated town meetings. Suggestions for writing assignments are included in each chapter.
Katherine Hallemeier, author of
"J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism"
Katherine Hallemeier is assistant professor of postcolonial Anglophone literature in the English Department at Oklahoma State University. She has published articles on South African literature, the ethics of reading, and cosmopolitanism in journals such as Scrutiny2; Culture, Theory and Critique; Proteus; and in the edited collection Postcolonial Audiences. Her monograph, "J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism," was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. An article on cosmopolitanism in the work of Teju Cole is forthcoming in ARIEL. Her current research interests include models of international literary relations and representations of the United States in African fiction.
"J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism" examines the representation and enactment of cosmopolitan feeling in the later fiction of Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee. Coetzee has long been characterized as a “cosmopolitan” author. His novels have been upheld as forwarding the cosmopolitan goals of equality and mutuality, either by extending sympathy to a distant humanity, or by foregrounding existent transnational bonds. In contrast to these views, the book proposes that Coetzee raises the unsettling possibility that feelings such as sympathy undermine cosmopolitan goals of equality and mutuality. His later novels challenge the supposition that cosmopolitanism requires the propagation of openness to others, or the proliferation of multiple attachments. They suggest that relationships of equality and mutuality might paradoxically require a readiness to leave others alone. The book offers original contributions to the expanding fields of cosmopolitan studies and Coetzee studies. Even though cosmopolitan scholarship frequently invokes the importance of feeling and deploys affective terms, it rarely, if ever, analyzes what feeling is. This monograph draws on current theories of affect in order to dispute tendencies within cosmopolitan scholarship to moralize and naturalize particular feelings as “human.” In the process, it stands as the first book-length study that reads Coetzee in light of cosmopolitan thought.
Kelley Hartshorn, co-author of "Indigenous Adolescent Development: Psychological, Social, Historical Context"
Kelley J. Sittner Hartshorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research is in the areas of crime and delinquency, mental health, substance use, and inequality, with a particular focus on North American Indigenous communities. She has worked with the Healing Pathways Project for more than four years.
This volume explores the first four waves of a longitudinal diagnostic study of Indigenous adolescents and their families. The first study of its kind, it calls attention to culturally specific risk factors that affect Indigenous (American Indian and Canadian First Nations) adolescent development and describe the historical and social contexts in which Indigenous adolescents come of age. It provides unique information on ethical research and development within Indigenous communities, psychiatric diagnosis at early and mid-adolescence, and suggestions for putting the findings into action through empirically-based interventions.
Rakesh Kaundal, co-author of "Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants: Innovations, Methods and Risk Assessment"
Dr. Rakesh Kaundal joined the Oklahoma State University faculty in early 2011 as a research scientist of bioinformatics in the National Institute for Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity (NIMFFAB) and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Earlier, Dr. Kaundal served as a postdoctoral research fellow at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore (OK) for about four years where he was actively involved in the basic plant biology research aimed at software development in computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics for biological discovery. The research in Kaundal Bioinformatics Laboratory (KBL) focuses on a range of topics: statistical pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in the area of agricultural biosecurity, metagenomics, regulatory mechanisms of gene expression, genome-wide host-pathogen interaction networks and genome annotation for functional studies. He is collaborating with OSU researchers, particularly on NGS data analysis, setting up automated pipelines and helping researchers analyzing the ‘Big Data’. He has developed a range of bioinformatics tools that are useful within the real biological situations. His lab has expertise in developing distance-based and BLAST algorithms, Neural Networks, Support Vector Machine or Decision Tree classifiers to build patterns from genome regions; and ultimately incorporating them into searchable databases / visualization tools. More details at http://bioinfo.okstate.edu/.
Transfer of alien genes into crop plants from wild and distant plant genetic resources has invoked tremendous interest of crop scientists globally and several traits including resistance to diseases and insect-pests, tolerance to drought, salinity, temperature extremities and other abiotic stresses as well as genes for several quality traits have been transferred through vertical and horizontal gene transfer. Alien gene transfer, lately aided by molecular markers, molecular cytogenetics, genetic transformation and improved in vitro techniques has led to introgression of hundreds of genes of interest in crop species, thereby widening their genetic base and improving their genetic potential. While the gains through alien transfer are tremendous, these have also raised some doubts about the long-term economic and ecological impacts of such transfers in cultivated background. This book addresses all these issues and provides an insight into the methods, newer innovations, detection and achievements of alien gene transfer in crop plants. At the same time it also focuses on the issues of possible human and ecological impacts of alien gene transfers and describes the challenges and risks involved.
Shelia Kennison, co-author of "Introduction to Language Development"
Shelia M. Kennison is a professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. After starting her career at OSU in 1999, she has a taught a variety of courses in psychology, including language development, statistics and research design. Kennison earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology from Harvard University. Her research on language comprehension has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation and Psi Chi. She has published research articles in numerous journals, including Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Journal of Memory and Language, and Discourse Processes. Her research includes studies of language processing in English as well as other languages, including Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese and Finnish. She currently serves as chair of the Faculty Council and the chair of the Institutional Review Board.
There are between 4,000 and 6,000 languages remaining in the world and the characteristics of these languages vary widely. How could an infant born today master any language in the world, regardless of the language’s characteristics? Shelia M. Dennison answers this question through a comprehensive introduction to language development, taking a unique perspective that spans the period before birth through old age. Introduction to Language Development offers in-depth discussions on key topics, including: the biological basis of language, perceptual development, grammatical development, development of lexical knowledge, social aspects of language, bilingualism, the effect of language on thought, cognitive processing in language production and comprehension, language-related delays and disorders, and language late in life.
Rangika Hikkaduwa Koralege, chapter author of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Bone Metabolism, The Link Between Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Properties, Mechanisms and Therapeutic Efficacy" and four chapters on Pyridine, Penicillin, Thiabendazole and Sulfuryl Fluoride
Rangika S. Hikkaduwa Koralege is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry (2007) from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Rangika has co-authored three peer reviewed articles to date in international scientific journals and is also the co-author of six book chapters. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. Her research interests are in nanotechnology and analytical chemistry including environmental effects of aqueous fullerene colloids.
The book chapter on Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Bone Metabolism in the book "Eicosapentaenoic Acid: Sources, Health Effects and Role in Disease Prevention" by Theodore G. Bradley and Francisco P. Vargas is a review that explores clinical and preclinical evidences related to the antidepressant effects of EPA and fish oil (DHA plus EPA). An overview of DHA and EPA effects on CNS function and ultimately the hypothesis of the central role of omega-3 PUFA on depression are also provided. The book chapter on The Link Between Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Properties, Mechanisms and Therapeutic Efficacy in the book "Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Dietary Sources and Health Effects" by Wasim Khan is describing the pharmacological properties, mechanisms, and therapeutic efficacy of various omega-3 fatty acids as it relates to rheumatoid arthritis, as well as the importance of omega-6/omega-3 ratio balance to such disease.The four chapters on Penicillin, Pyridine, Thiabendazole and Sulfuryl Fluoride in the Encyclopedia of Toxicology 3rd edition are reviews of their general background, occurrence, uses, toxicokinetics, toxicity, environmental fate and behavior, clinical management, and exposure standards and guidelines for those chemicals.
Robert Larzelere, editor of "Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development"
Robert E. (Bob) Larzelere (Ph.D., Penn State, 1979) is the Endowed Professor of Parenting in Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University. The most cited of his 77 publications are on statistical and causal methodology, scale development, and child outcomes of parental discipline, especially for reasoning and nonphysical and physical punishment and combinations among them, including how child outcomes vary by disciplinary responses. His latest book (co-edited) is "Authoritative Parenting" (APA Press, 2013), featuring Diana Baumrind and 26 other experts on the latest scholarship on that optimal type of parenting.
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.
Elizabeth Lohrman, author of "Best Bites"
Elizabeth Lohrman, registered and licensed dietitian, received her M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Ohio University. Certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, she is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, SCAN, and the Oklahoma Eating DisorderAssociation. As coordinator of nutrition services for the Oklahoma State University Department of Wellness, she assists and advises students, faculty, and staff about good health and disease prevention by focusing on turning positive nutritional habits into life-long commitments. She counsels individuals for a variety of health issues including eating disorders, weight management, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The food showcased in this cookbook aims to nourish the body and to be enjoyed. This book addresses both those who want nutritious meals without spending half a day in the kitchen and those who do not wish to compromise taste for time. Many of the recipes are based on the Mediterranean style of cooking with olive oil. To furnish the OSU community with as many choices as possible, this book adds gluten-free and vegetarian recipes too. The recipes are also analyzed for nutrient content.
Michael Long, co-author of "The Treadmill of Crime: Political Economy and Green Criminology"
Michael A. Long is an assistant professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. His research focuses on critical criminology, green criminology, ethical consumption and agro-food studies. He has authored/co-authored more than 20 articles and book chapters on green criminology, state-corporate crime, ethical consumption and related areas. Some of his recent articles appear in Social Psychology Quarterly, British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics and Organization & Environment.
Drawing on the work of Allan Schnaiberg, this book returns political economy to green criminology and examines how the expansion of capitalism shapes environmental law, crime and justice. The book is organized around crimes of ecological withdrawals and ecological additions. "The Treadmill of Crime" is written by acclaimed experts on the subject of green criminology and examines issues such as the crime in the energy sector as well as the release of toxic waste into the environment and its impact on ecosystems. This book also sets a new research agenda by highlighting problems of ecological disorganization for animal abuse and social disorganization.
Jayson Lusk, author of "The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto about the Politics of Your Plate"
Dr. Jayson Lusk currently serves as Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University and also serves as the Samuel Roberts Noble Distinguished Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Since 2000, Lusk has published more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on a wide assortment of topics. He has been listed as one of the most prolific and cited food and agricultural economists of the past decade, won numerous research awards, given lectures at over 30 universities in the US and abroad, published editorials in outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Foxnews.com, TIME.com, Townhall.com and the Huffington Post, and has made TV appearances on Fox and Friends, the John Stossel Show, and Wall Street Journal Live, among others. Lusk has also served on the editorial councils of seven academic journals including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and consulted for various nonprofits, government agencies, and agribusinesses.
"The Food Police" questions some of the prominent, fashionable policies and fads advanced in the name of food sustainability. There are three main themes of the book. The first is that many food policies are advanced with an elitist perspective with little consideration for why people actually make the food choices they do; a prosperous path forward should respect market outcomes, individual liberty and private property. Second, the book argues for a return to evidence-based policy making; based on science and economic cost-benefit analysis. Finally, the book reminds people of what is good about modern production agriculture and argues that technological advancement in food and agriculture will be necessary if we are to sustainably meet the demands of a growing, hungry world.
J.S. Maloy, author of "Democratic Statecraft: Political Realism and Popular Power"
J.S. Maloy is associate professor of political science at Oklahoma State University. His teaching and research range widely across the history of political thought, with special emphasis on democratic institutions and constitutional law. He's the author of two books from Cambridge University Press, "The Colonial American Origins of Modern Democratic Thought" (2008) and "Democratic Statecraft" (2013), as well as several peer-reviewed articles, symposium contributions, and book reviews in academic journals.
The theory of statecraft explores practical politics through the strategies and maneuvers of privileged agents, while the theory of democracy dwells among abstract concepts and lofty values. Can these two ways of thinking be somehow reconciled and combined? Or is statecraft destined to remain the preserve of powerful elites, leaving democracy to ineffectual idealists? J.S. Maloy demonstrates that the Western tradition of statecraft, usually considered the tool of tyrants and oligarchs, has in fact been integral to the development of democratic thought, and that it contains unmined resources for new ways of thinking strategically about politics. Five case-studies of political debate, ranging from Greece in the fourth century B.C. to the United States in the 1890s, illustrate how democratic ideas can be relevant to the real world of politics instead of reinforcing the idealistic delusions of both conventional wisdom and academic theory.
Khaled Mansy, co-author of "Recommended Practice for Daylighting Buildings"
Dr. Mansy is a professor in the School of Architecture, College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture, with honors, from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2001. Previously, Professor Mansy published the online book, "Design Guidelines for Sustainable Biological Field Stations," Oklahoma Academy of Sciences, ISBN: 978-0-9843264-1-9.
His expertise is in passive and low-energy architecture, daylighting design, sustainability, building technology, building systems, passive systems, environmental control, and environmental performance of buildings with special interest in energy simulation in buildings. He also has a background in urban design. Dr. Mansy provides peer-review for research papers submitted to international journals, such as Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, and Construction and Building Materials. He provided review to the US Department of Energy, The European Union, and King Fahd University, KSA. He also provided peer review to national and international conferences, such as, ARCC 2013, ACSA 2012, DCA 2012, Solar 2011, ASHEE 2011, ACSA 2008, PLEA 2007, Housing Symposium III, Saudi Arabia (2007); and Greenbuild International Conference 2005 and 2006.
This book is published by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). IESNA’s Daylighting Committee members joined forces to put together a much needed “Recommended Practice for Daylighting Buildings”.
Daylighting has proven to be the key for energy savings in commercial buildings. It does not only save light energy, but also saves cooling energy since daylight is a cool source of light compared to the majority of artificial light sources. However, daylighting design requires a high level of expertise that is not always readily available on the design team. In addition to factors impacting the design of electric lighting systems, daylighting design also depends on a significantly extended application context, which includes site characteristics, climate, and neighboring landscape and structures. It also involved envelope systems design and glass technology. Indeed, design for daylight requires a much wider knowledge that coves a myriad of topics. For that reason, this book was developed. The book is organized in 15 chapters that cover the following: introduction, daylighting benefits, daylighting challenges, daylighting sources, standard sky luminance distributions, daylight characteristics, daylighting design, daylight delivery methods, fenestration technologies, glazing systems, shading systems, frame systems, electric lighting integration, and daylight performance simulation and design tools.
Rose McLarney, author of "The Always Broken Plates of Mountains"
Rose McLarney’s collection of poems, "Its Day Being Gone," is forthcoming from Penguin Books in 2014 and her book, "The Always Broken Plates of Mountains," was published by Four Way Books 2012. "Its Day Being Gone" is the 2013 National Poetry Series winner. Additionally, Rose has been awarded The Fellowship of Southern Writers’ biennial George Garrett New Writing Award for Poetry, Alligator Juniper’s 2011 National Poetry Prize and the Joan Beebe Fellowship at Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in publications including The Kenyon Review, Orion, Slate, New England Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and dozens of other journals. Rose earned her MFA from Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers and has taught writing at the college. She is currently is assistant professor of poetry at Oklahoma State University.
Set in the Appalachian landscape, Rose McLarney’s debut collection, "The Always Broken Plates of Mountains," gives voice to a chorus of speakers, who are at once plainspoken, reverent, and musical. “There is a tenderness that persists” as McLarney explores mountain land and those who live and love and lose on it, and what it means to be faithful—to oneself, to one’s heritage, and to one another. “McLarney’s poems are work of the first order. Unsentimental, empathic, informed by her unerring eye and ear…”—Jane Brox
Leslie Miller, co-author of "Hazardous Materials Technician" (1st Edition)
Leslie A. Miller was born and raised in Stillwater, Okla., and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with honors from Oklahoma State University. An editor with Fire Protection Publications since 2002, she has written and edited a variety of books, primarily focusing on emergency response to hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction incidents. She serves on the National Fire Protection Association’s Hazardous Materials Response Personnel committee, and is also a member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). She writes short fiction for a hobby and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
"Hazardous Materials Technician" (1st Edition), is a new publication from Fire Protection Publications. It is intended as a training textbook for firefighters and other first responders who are training to meet the technician level competencies included in the National Fire Protection Association's standard 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. This textbook is currently the only textbook in the fire industry to train first responders to the technician level competencies. The International Association of Fire Fighters has adopted this text as its technician training document for courses taught nationwide. Creation of this text is also thanks to the other members of the FPP editorial, curriculum, and graphics departments; and the subject matter experts who provided their time, writing, and expertise to validate the manual contents.
Melanie Moffitt, author of "Ancient Origins"
MD Moffitt is an 18-year-old fiction writer at Oklahoma State University. She wrote her first book at the age of 15 but has been writing all her life. Since publishing her first novel, MD has participated in NaNoWriMo, a one month novel writing challenge, for the past three years as well as continued to expand her writing skills to develop her quirky style.
In a world where Gods are nothing more than myths and stories parents tell their children at bedtime, a small coven of prep school students from Exira Academy must bring back the most powerful Gods of all time- the Leviathan. Add in a corrupt council, demon armies and an unexpected love interest, Jezebel Ratheart's final year at the academy is not going to be easy. But the question is, will she and her misfit friends save the school and possibly the world from an evil race and their God, or die trying?
Lynne Murnane, editor of "Essentials of Fire Fighting" (6th Edition)
Lynne Murnane got her first editorial experience 0working as an editorial assistant for U.S. News and World Report in Washington, D.C. After moving to Oklahoma, she worked for the State Department of Vo-Tech as a curriculum editor. She has been with her current job at Fire Protection Publications as a Senior Editor for nearly 30 years. During that time she has been project manager, editor, or proofreader for dozens of fire service training manuals. Her duties have included serving as liaison during committee validation meetings, representing OSU/FPP at trade shows, and working with graphic designers to produce final copy for publication. A graduate of George Washington University, Lynne and her husband have lived in Stillwater for many years and have two children.
The Essentials of Fire Fighting has been the premier publication for training new recruit firefighters across North America since the first edition in 1978. Since 1978, the various editions of Essentials have sold 2 million copies, making this publication arguably the most influential training text in the fire service over the last 40 years. This new, 6th edition continues that tradition of excellence. The textbook and its accompanying curriculum materials are intended to help new recruits meet the job performance requirements of the National Fire Protection Association’s standard 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The text includes the most current fire science research, skill sheets for job performance, and the most current firefighting techniques.
Creation of this manual is also thanks to author and project manager Fred Stowell who recently retired from FPP; the other members of the FPP editorial, curriculum, and graphics departments; and the subject matter experts who provided their time and expertise to validate the manual contents.
Melissa Noakes, co-author and editor of
"Hazardous Materials Technician Curriculum"
Hazardous Materials Technician 1st Ed Curriculum is a collaborative effort of:
Melissa Noakes, Lead Instructional Developer Brad McLelland, Instructional Developer David Schaap, Instructional Developer Emily Dye, Graduate Research Technician
"The Hazardous Materials Technician Curriculum" builds upon the excellence of FPP/IFSTA instructional materials. The "Hazardous Materials Technician Curriculum" has a design based on current research that provides the most effective instructional design for adult training classrooms. All the tools an instructor needs to deliver a course with successful outcomes for today’s firefighters are provided in this comprehensive package. The Essentials Curriculum includes all classroom and assessment materials to teach a Firefighter I and/or Firefighter II course. The Curriculum includes support materials for 12 lessons: PowerPoint Presentations in a graphically based style emphasizing the role of the instructor as the speaker to reinforce the visual images, with companion Lesson Outlines containing thumbnails of slides, discussion points review questions and instructional notes. Evaluation materials include in-class learning activities and evaluation checklists for 41 psychomotor skills. Over 650 test and quiz questions allow for cognitive assessment. The Course Workbook is designed for the student to review material by chapter to enrich face-to-face classroom instruction. The Exam Prep is designed to be used as a self-study tool for students to prepare for comprehensive exams such as end of course tests or the written portion of certification exams.
Ramesh Rao, co-author and editor of
"Contemporary Financial Management"
Rao teaches and researches in the area of corporate financial management. He has taught corporate financial management at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Rao’s research is mainly in corporate finance topics including corporate governance, capital structure, dividends and repurchases, and restructuring.
"Contemporary Financial Management" gives students a comprehensive, contemporary introduction to financial management focusing on maximizing shareholder wealth and effectively managing cash flow. Students learn the international aspects of financial management, examine the ethical behavior of managers, and study the effects of the 2008-2009 recessions on corporations. Financial Challenges, icons, integrative cases, and numerous other learning features highlight critical concepts and provide important practice. Excel® templates in this edition’s companion web site offer additional practice in using technology to achieve financial management objectives. Thomson ONE Business School Edition, included with the text, places the same financial analysis tool used daily by Wall Street professionals into the hands of students to further their financial management skills and success.
Theresa Rizzi, co-author of "Atlas of Canine and Feline Blood Smears"
Dr. Theresa Rizzi is a clinical associate professor in the Veterinary Pathobiology Department. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from the State University of New York-College at Old Westbury and her DVM from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Science. Dr. Rizzi is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
The "Atlas of Canine and Feline Peripheral Blood Smears" is a visual guide to the morphology of blood cells of dogs and cats. Written by a team of experts, this atlas demonstrates how to interpret blood smears and recognize hematologic cellular responses to inflammation, infection, and toxicity.
Louise Siddons, author of "Sharing a Journey: Building the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art Collection"
Louise Siddons is currently assistant professor of American, modern and contemporary art history in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University, and faculty curator of the OSU Museum of Art. Siddons received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2005. Active nationally as an independent curator and critic, she worked as a curator and professor at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Michigan State University, and elsewhere before coming to OSU in 2009. As an art historian, Siddons has published on the history of printmaking from the 18th century to the present, focusing on the ways in which printmaking engaged with modernism and related discourses of race, gender, and national identity. Her current projects include a monograph on the Oklahoma modernist J. Jay McVicker and several articles examining artists’ engagements with racial and national identity between the two World Wars.
Oklahoma State University began collecting art in the 1930s, thanks to art department head and nationally recognized printmaker Doel Reed. By the end of the 20th century, the collection included a broad representation of modern art, with a particular emphasis on works on paper. In the past few years, even more breadth has been introduced to the collection, and today it spans the history of art from the ancient world to contemporary work, and its geographical range spans the globe. This catalogue is the first document of the OSU art collection. In addition to tracing the history of art collecting and exhibitions at OSU, it introduces more than 200 works from the collection. The catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Postal Plaza Gallery from Jan. 13 through May 24, 2014.
Betty Simkins, co-author and editor of
"Energy Finance and Economics: Analysis and Valuation, Risk Management, and the Future of Energy"
Betty J. Simkins, Ph.D., is Williams Companies Chair of Business and professor of finance at Oklahoma State University. Betty received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She has more than 50 publications in academic finance journals. She has won awards for her teaching, research and outreach, including the following top awards at OSU: Regents Distinguished Research Award, and Outreach Excellence Award. Her primary areas of research are risk management, energy finance and corporate governance. Betty serves on the editorial boards of nine academic journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance, is past co-editor of the Journal of Applied Finance and is past president of the Eastern Finance Association. She has published two books: "Energy Finance and Economics" and "Enterprise Risk Management." She is currently working on a new book, "Enterprise Risk Management: Case Studies for Executives, Risk Practitioners, and Educators," which will be published by Wiley in 2014. Prior to academia, she worked in the energy industry.
"Energy Finance and Economics" is written for both financial professionals and aspiring students. This reliable guide skillfully addresses the finance and economics of energy and covers the principles and tools necessary to conduct sound decision-making and analysis. It covers important topics such as: geopolitics and world energy markets, the myths and realities of sustainable energy, financial statement analysis for oil and gas companies, financing large energy projects, petroleum economics, energy derivatives and risk management, carbon management, and environmental issues. Rounding out this detailed discussion are six case studies about various aspects of energy finance and economics.
Elahi Syed, author of "Jerry Cleans Up His Act"
Elahi A. Syed was born in Bangladesh in 1966. He came to USA with his father Abdus Samad Syed in 1980. From a young age he liked to write poems and stories, and he liked to draw pictures and cartoons. So he decided to combine his writings and pictures and come up with little children's story books.
This is basically a children's story book with a positive message. And the message is to keep your parks clean. The story is simple. Jerry, a little boy, messes up his park by littering, and he loses all his friends, and later he cleans up the whole park, and he gets all his friends back. Hopefully, this book will encourage little kids to keep their environments clean.
Ginger Welch, author of "The Neglected Child: How to Recognize, Respond, and Prevent"
Ginger Welch, Ph.D., is a licensed child clinical/pediatric psychologist with a background in early childhood education and early intervention. She is a clinical associate professor of Human Development at Oklahoma State University and has presented her work on child maltreatment at many national conferences. She has also taught nationally and internationally on topics related to child development, abuse, and ethics, and her work has been published in journals including Child Abuse & Neglect and Zero to Three. This is her second book.
Neglect is the most common type of maltreatment children experience. For teachers and care providers, recognizing and responding to the signs of neglect can often mean the difference between life and death for a child. Unfortunately, although neglect often causes more pervasive damage and detrimental long-term concerns than physical abuse, many caregivers are unable to recognize the signs of neglect and respond to them in an effective, appropriate manner.