National Library Week Shines On Alumni Authors

Welcome to National Library week, April 8-14, 2018 at UI&U! This year’s theme from the American Library Association is “Libraries Lead.” We’ve put our own twist on the theme with “Libraries Lead” To A Union Degree.

“Libraries Lead” To A Union Degree is the perfect time to highlight the many authors in the Union community. If you have published a book and your name isn’t listed below, be sure and complete the “Share Your Story With Union” form to catch us up to date.

Elizabeth Aiossa, Ph.D. 2015: Author of The Subversive Zombie: Social Protest and Gender in Undead Cinema and Television, is now available from McFarland & Company and Amazon.

David B. Axelrod, Ph.D. 1997: In the forty years since completing his Union Ph.D. he has had twenty-three books published. His latest is All Vows: New & Selected Poems a collection of poems from his creative writing projects at Union and his first book published in 1968. Dr. Axelrod is the recipient of numerous poetry prizes, and three separate Fulbright Awards. He was the first official Poet-in-Residence in the People’s Republic of China, Poet Laureate of Suffolk County, New York and is currently Poet Laureate of Volusia County, Florida.

Barrymore A. Bogues, B.A. 1989: Florida Center: Chair of the Africana Studies Department at Brown University, Bogues earned a Ph.D. at the University of the West Indies, where he taught courses in radical political theory. Black Heretics, Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (Routledge, 2003) examines the political thought of influential black thinkers in the radical tradition. Figures include the slave Cugoano, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, C.L.R. James, and W.E.B. DuBois.

Rita Mae Brown, Ph.D. 1976: Best-selling author of Rubyfruit Jungle; Alma Mater; Six of One; Southern Discomfort; Outfoxed; Loose Lips; and the Sneaky Pie Brown series.

Rosemary Ellsworth Brown, Ph.D. 1993: Dr. Brown is a psychologist and author of Addiction is the Symptom Heal the Cause and Prevent Relapse with 12 Steps That Really Work.

Joseph Bruchac, Ph.D. 1975: Considered a seminal presence in Native American literature. Award winning storyteller, founder of Greenfield Press publisher for authors from under published ethnic groups; entire family works to preserve the Abenaki culture and traditional skills, language and linguistics, also performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music.

Gary J. Buehler, Ph.D. 1989: Author of An American Story. Available through Amazon.

Terriel Byrd, Ph.D. 1999: Author of By This Shall We Be Known: Interpreting the Voice, Vision and Message of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Byrd immerses the reader in Dr. King’s work and interprets his message to relevant problems facing society today.

Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D. 2002: Founder of the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City in 1977, author of four books, including The Natural Gourmet (Ballantine Books, 1989, 1991), first runner-up prize in the IACP/Seagram national cookbook awards in 1989; Food and Healing (Ballantine Books, 1986), translated into Spanish, Italian, Polish, and Chinese and reissued in a 10th Anniversary edition in 1996; and Food and Our Bones: How to Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally (Dutton, 1998).

Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D. 1990: Sought-after motivational speaker and author of Executive EQ and coauthor with Leslie L. Cooper, Low-Fat Living: Skillpower Not Willpower (Rodale Press, 1996), “highly recommended” by Dean Ornish, M.D.

Louise Diamond, Ph.D. 1990: The Courage for Peace: Daring to Create Harmony in Ourselves and the World (Conari Press, 2000), co-founder and president emeritus of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy; her new organization, Peace-Tech, will provide tools that empower people to work for a culture of peace in their lives and in the world.

Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. 1976: Interviewed by Morley Safer on 60 Minutes January 12, 2003. Bestselling author of the books, Age Wave, Bodymind, and Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old, Dychtwald is the founding president of Age Wave, LLC, a firm created to guide Fortune 500 companies and government groups in product/service development for baby boomers and mature adults.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. 1981: Best-selling author of Women Who Run With the Wolves; and The Faithful Gardner; social activist, Jungian psychologist, cantadora (storyteller) in the Latin tradition, post-traumas specialist, and educator-in-residence at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

Tom Fleischner, Ph.D. 1980: Edited a new anthology– Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness. He is Executive Director, Natural History Institute.

Keith Grant, Ph.D.1995: Four articles published in Journal of Business and Technology. The titles are described below: Management Tools and The Business Systems published in November 2017 and Models and Theories for Understanding Change and The Elusive Paragon published in March 2017.

Colin Greer, Ph.D. 1973: President, New World Foundation; author, with Herbert Kohl of The Plain Truth of Things (1997) and books on the history of public education, including The Great School Legend. Co-author of Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling, winner of the American Library Association’s 1988 Eli M. Oboler Intellectual Freedom Award; regular author for Parade magazine.

Sidney Harman, Ph.D. Mind Your Own Business (ISBN: 0385509596 Doubleday & Company, 2003), Executive Chairman of Harman International Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high-fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets include Harman Kardon, JBL, Infinity, undersecretary of commerce under President Carter Apr 21 1977 to 1979.

Tanya Higgins, Ph.D. 1994 and Nancy Diggs, Ph.D. 1994: A Look at Life in Northern Ireland: How Do Women Live in a Culture Driven by Conflict? (The Edwin Mellon Press, 2000), anthropological examination of the enduring efforts of women in Northern Ireland to facilitate peace in the face of daily conflict, evolved from Higgins’ Project Demonstrating Excellence.

Benjamin R. Justesen, Ph.D. 2009, wrote Union Institute & University at 50: leaders realizing a dream. He is a former journalist and current editor. His other published book includes George Henry White: An Even Chance in the Race of Life.

Michael T. Klare, Ph.D. 1976: Author of Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict (Henry Holt and Company, 2001); director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies. He spends half his time teaching in the program which includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He’s also contributed to 12 books on United States defense policy, the arms trade, and world security affairs.

Bernie Krause, Ph.D. 1981: Very well known in new music and environmental/natural science fields for his recordings of nature and animals; worked with Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey.

Betty Krasne, Ph.D. 1979: Publisher of over 60 articles and six books. Her latest book is Twentieth Century Literary Criticism.

Phillip Lopate, Ph.D. 1979: Author (The Art of the Personal Essay, Writing New York: A Literary Anthology), educator (Columbia, NYU, Bennington, Hofstra); film critic and essayists for the New York Times.

Clarence Major, Ph.D. 1978: Prize-winning author, essayist, educator (Temple, University of Washington, University of California, Davis) poet, and artist. Author of short story collections and several novels including Dirty Bird Blues and Painted Turtle: Woman with Guitar. Also subject of monograph on his work, Clarence Major and His Art.

Karen A. McClintock, Ph.D. 2001: Dr. McClintock is a psychologist, adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University and author of My Father’s Closet, a memoir. She is also the author of Shameless Lives, Grace-Full Congregations, Sexual Shame: An Urgent Call to Healing, and Preventing Sexual Abuse in Congregations.

Phillip Obermiller, Ph.D. 1982: Has published numerous books including African American Miners and Migrants: The Eastern Kentucky Social Club published by the University of Illinois Press.

Barbara Bridgman Perkins, Ph.D. 1989: Author of Cancer, Radiation Therapy, and the Market (Routledge). The book shows how the market shaped the development and practice of radiation therapy and the radiation oncology specialty.

Janice Presser, Ph.D. 1990: Behavioral scientist and CEO of Teamability.com. Author of Timing Isn’t Everything. Teaming Is, a collection of observations on teams and teaming. The book also explains the roots of Teamability®, a new ‘technology of teaming.’

Glenda R. Taylor, Ph.D. 2017: Author of ten books including her latest, Truth Beyond Illusion African American Women 1860s-1950s. She has extensive knowledge of American history as it relates to African-American history and culture. She has been featured in the New York Times and in 2010; she was selected by the New York Daily News as one of America’s Great People.

Joyce Tenneson, Ph.D. 1978: World-renowned photographer and author of six books, including Illuminations, Light Warriors, and Flower Portraits (Bullfinch Press). Her Wise Women (Bullfinch Press, 2002) inspired a series on NBC’s “Today Show,” celebrating vital, energetic, and beautiful authors, activists, and actors as well as teachers, Supreme Court justices, and just “everyday mothers and grandmothers.” Tenneson traveled throughout America, seeking, interviewing, and photographing 80 women ages 65 to l00.

Lloyd Williams, Ph. D. 2001: Dr. Williams is working on his eighth book, Psychological Invisibility; Exploring the Enmeshment Trap that Binds Us. He is also working with China on a unique PTSD model from a Chinese Lens and with the LGBT communities in America on trauma and stress related processes. He is Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lloyd C. Williams, Consultants.

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