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CMU faculty, staff and emeriti recognized for their books published in 2018

Contact: Gary H. Piatek


Central Michigan University Libraries and the Office of the Provost will honor 15 CMU faculty, staff and emeriti for their literary contributions in 2018 at the 15th annual Book Recognition Event.

Honorees are recognized for authoring, co-authoring, editing, illustrating and translating books. Those being honored are:

  • Natalia Collings of the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development for editing "Cases of Teaching and Learning Across and Beyond K-12 Settings."
  • Darrin Doyle of the Department of English Language and Literature for writing "Scoundrels Among Us."
  • Bradley Fahlman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for writing "Materials Chemistry," third edition.
  • Susan Grettenberger of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work for co-writing "The Arc of Faith-Based Initiatives: Religion's Changing Role in Welfare Service Provision."
  • Mitchell Hall of the Department of History for editing the first and second volumes of "Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Peace and Antiwar Movements."
  • Tara McCarthy of the Department of History for writing "Respectability & Reform: Irish American Women's Activism, 1880-1920."
  • Amy Ransom of the Department of World Languages and Cultures for writing "I Am Legend as American Myth: Race and Masculinity in the Novel and its Film Adaptations."
  • Joseph Michael Sommers of the Department of English Language and Literature for editing "Conversations with Neil Gaiman."
  • Michael Talliard, Master of Science in Administration degree program faculty member, for writing "Market Insanity: A Brief Guide to Diagnosing the Madness in the Stock Market."
  • Annette Thornton, a Theatre, Interpretation and Dance faculty member for co-editing "Physical Dramaturgy: Perspectives from the Field."
  • Jonathon Truitt of the Department of History for writing "Sustaining the Divine in Mexico Tenochtitlan: Nahuas and Catholicism, 1523-1700."
  • Jeffrey Weinstock of the Department of English Language and Literature for editing "The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic" and "Critical Approaches to Welcome to Night Vale: Podcasting between Weather and the Void."
  • Cathy Willermet of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social work for co-editing "Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: An Interdisciplinary Approach."
  • Laura Zwissler of the Department of Philosophy and Religion for writing "Religious, Feminist, Activist: Cosmologies of Interconnection."
The honoree presentation is at 3:30 p.m. April 2 in Park Library's Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium. A reception will follow in the library's Baber Room.


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