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’Twas the Year 2014 in Faculty Books

Dec 26, 2014 |

University of Virginia faculty members published an eclectic mix of books in 2014, covering subjects ranging from black leadership to young adult development, from the history of algebra to the significance of football. A few prolific professors produced two books in the same year.

Then there’s McIntire School of Commerce staff member Eric J. Rzeszut, who published a guide to privacy and security on digital devices, written for non-technical folks.

In addition to scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, poetry and fiction can also be found here. Of the 44 books listed, maybe it’s not unusual that several concern China, but it seems surprising that three volumes focus on the ancient Roman poet Ovid, from completely different angles.

Faculty books 2014

  • Jane Alison, professor of English, “Change Me: Stories of Sexual Transformation from Ovid.” Oxford University Press.
  • Paul Barolsky, professor of art history, McIntire Department of Art, “Ovid and the Metamorphosis of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso.” Yale University Press.
  • Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture, “Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans.”
  • Daniel B. Berch, professor, Curry School of Education, co-editor, “Evolutionary Origins and Early Development of Number Processing.” Elsevier.
  • Rosalyn Berne, associate professor in Science, Technology and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Science, “Creating Life from Life: Biotechnology and Science Fiction.” Pan Stanford Publishing.
  • John Casey, Henry Hoyns Professor of English, “Beyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction.” W.W. Norton.
  • Mrinalini Chakravorty, assistant professor of English, “In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary.” Columbia University Press.
  • Alon Confino, Corcoran Department of History professor, “A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide.” Yale University Press.
  • Dale C. Copeland, associate professor of politics, “Economic Interdependence and War,” Princeton University Press.
  • Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English, “Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War.” University of North Carolina Press. And “The Red List: A Poem.” Louisiana State University Press.
  • Mark Edmundson, University Professor, English department, “Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game.” Penguin Press.
  • Kenneth Elzinga (under the pen name Marshall Jevons), Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics, “The Mystery of the Invisible Hand: A Henry Spearman Mystery.” Princeton University Press.
  • Bill Ferster, research professor, Curry School of Education, and director of visualization for SHANTI – the Sciences, Humanities & Arts Network of Technological Initiatives – “Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology.” Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Corinne T. Field, lecturer, Corcoran Department of History and Women, Gender & Sexuality Program, “The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America.” University of North Carolina Press.
  • Brandon L. Garrett, Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law, “Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations.” Harvard University Press.
  • Kevin Hart, Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies, Department of Religious Studies, “Kingdoms of God.” Indiana University Press.
  • Gustav Heldt, associate professor of Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Culture, “The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters.” Columbia University Press.
  • Javier Herrero, professor emeritus, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, “Lorca, Young and Gay. The Making of an Artist.” Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs.
  • Edward D. Hess, professor of business administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence, Darden School of Business, “Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization. Columbia University Press.
  • Bruce Holsinger, English professor, “A Burnable Book.” HarperCollins.
  • Ken Hughes, historian, Miller Center, “Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate.” University of Virginia Press.
  • Andrew D. Kaufman, lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, “Give ‘War and Peace’ a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times.” Simon & Schuster.
  • Arlene Keeling, School of Nursing’s Centennial Distinguished Professor, director of the Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry and chair of the Department of Acute and Specialty Care, “The Nurses of Mayo Clinic: Caring Healers.” Mayo Clinic. And co-editor, “Nursing Rural America: Perspectives from the Early 20th Century.” Springer Publishing Company.
  • C. Brian Kelly, journalism lecturer in English, with alumna Ingrid Smyer, “Best Little Stories from World War I.” Cumberland House.
  • Phyllis Leffler, Corcoran Department of History professor, “Black Leaders on Leadership: Conversations with Julian Bond.” Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Shiqiao Li, Weedon Professor in Asian Architecture, “Understanding the Chinese City.” Sage Publications.
  • Charles MarshCommonwealth Professor of Religious Studies, “Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” Alfred A. Knopf.
  • Jerome McGann, University Professor and John Stewart Bryan Professor of English, “A New Republic of Letters: Memory and Scholarship in the Age of Digital Reproduction.” Harvard University Press. And “The Poet Edgar Allan Poe: Alien Angel.” Harvard University Press.
  • John Miller, Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics, “A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid.” Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Claire Millikin (Raymond), lecturer in art history and sociology, “After Houses: Poetry for the Homeless.” 2Leaf Press. And “Motels Where We Lived: Poems.” Unicorn Press.
  • John M. Owen IV, Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, “Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past.” Princeton University Press. 
  • Karen Hunger Parshall, professor of history and mathematics, “Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early 20th Century.” Princeton University Press.
  • Josipa Roksa, associate professor of sociology, “Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates.” University of Chicago Press.
  • Eric J. Rzeszut, McIntire School of Commerce help desk manager, “10 Don’ts on Your Digital Devices: The Non-Techie’s Survival Guide to Cyber Security and Privacy.” Apress.
  • H. H. “Hank” Shugart, W. W. Corcoran Chair in Environmental Sciences, “Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job.” Columbia University Press.
  • Vivian Thomsonassociate professor of environmental sciences and politics, “Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Policy: Federalism in the United States, Brazil, and Germany.” Anthem Press.
  • Herbert F. “Chip” Tucker, John C. Coleman Professor of English Language and Literature, “A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture,” Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Dorothy C. Wong, associate professor of East Asian art, McIntire Department of Art, and Gustav Heldt, associate professor of Japanese, “China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period: Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections.” Cambria Press.
  • A.J. Woodman, Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, editor of “Tacitus: Agricola.” Cambridge University Press.