Faculty in UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences published over two dozen books in 2012, contributing to the university’s research and the telling of stories that help make sense of the world.
College faculty members wrote and edited books focused on issues in psychology, communication research and public relations, public policy issues, children’s literature, mathematical research, the holocaust and cinema, the American Civil War, and Africana literature and cultural and historical issues.
Of the 26 books, internationally acclaimed poet-scholar Tanure Ojaide, Africana Studies, published four books. Also in Africana Studies, department chair Akin Ogundiran co-edited two books. Ojaide will be the fourth presenter in the Personally Speaking published authors series on March 26, sponsored by the college and J. Murrey Atkins Library.
Among other books, The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals the Birth of Christianity, co-authored by Religious Studies Chair James D. Tabor, was the focus of a Discovery Channel special. Also in 2012, Tabor authored Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity.
The Charlotte Observer featured Richard W. Leeman’s The Teleological Discourse of Barack Obama in the days leading up to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, and Leeman provided context in other news accounts during the convention. Leeman, Communication Studies, was the second speaker in this year’s Personally Speaking series. Also in 2012, he co-edited The Will of a People: A Critical Anthology of Great African American Speeches.
Karen Cox, History, edited Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History. Cox is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and was the featured speaker in the 2012 annual spring lecture presented by the college’s Center for the Study of the New South and the Levine Museum of the New South.
Eric Heberlig, Political Science & Public Administration, co-authored Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control. Heberlig was co-chair of the university’s 49er Democracy Experience and co-directed numerous student-learning opportunities during the DNC. He also acted as an expert commentator for national and international media and was one of local public radio outlet WFAE’s daily convention commentators.
The 2012 books by College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty, who are listed in bold type, are:
- Karen L. Cox, Ed. Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History. University Press of Florida. History.
- Christine S. Davis, with Heather Powell and Kenneth A. Lachlan. Straight Talk about Communication Research Methods. Kendall Hunt. Communication Studies.
- George J. Demakis, Ed. Civil Capacities in Clinical Neuropsychology: Research Findings and Practical Applications. Oxford University Press. Psychology.
- Ken Godwin, Scott H. Ainsworth and Erik Godwin. Lobbying and Policymaking: The Public Pursuit of Private Interests. Sage. Political Science & Public Administration.
- Eric S. Heberlig and Bruce A. Larson. Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control. University of Michigan Press. Political Science & Public Administration.
- Larisa Beilina and Michael Victor Klibanov. Approximate Global Convergence and Adaptivity for Coefficient Inverse Problems. Springer. Mathematics & Statistics.
- Martha Kropf and David C. Kimball. Helping America Vote: the Limits of Election Reform. Routledge. Political Science & Public Administration.
- Doug Newsom, Judy VanSlyke Turk, and Dean Kruckeberg. This is PR: The Realities of Public Relations. Wadsworth. Communication Studies.
- Richard W. Leeman and Bernard K. Duffy, Eds. The Will of a People: A Critical Anthology of Great African American Speeches. Southern Illinois University Press. Communication Studies.
- Richard W. Leeman. The Teleological Discourse of Barack Obama. Lexington Books. Communication Studies.
- Shawn Long. Virtual Work and Human Interaction Research. Information Science Reference. Communication Studies.
- Richard D. McAnulty, Ed. Sex in College: The Things They Don’t Write Home About. Praeger. Psychology.
- James Holt McGavran, Jr. Ed. Time of Beauty, Time of Fear: The Romantic Legacy in the Literature of Childhood. University of Iowa Press. English.
- Frank den Hollander, Stanislav A. Molchanov, and Ofer Zeitouni. Random Media at Saint-Flour. Springer. Mathematics & Statistics.
- Tanure Ojaide. Contemporary African Literature: New Approaches. Carolina Academic Press. Africana Studies.
- Tanure Ojaide. The Old Man in a State House and Other Stories. African Heritage Press. Africana Studies.
- Tanure Ojaide. Drawing the Map of Heaven: An African Writer in America. Malthouse Press Limited. Africana Studies.
- Tanure Ojaide. Stars of the Long Night. Malthouse Press Limited. Africana Studies.
- Akin Ogundiran, Ed. with Liza Gijanto. Ceramics in the African Atlantic: New Perspectives on Social, Economic, Political and Other Everyday Interactions (Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa Special Issue). Routledge. Africana Studies.
- Akin Ogundiran, Ed. with J. C. Monroe. Power and Landscape in Atlantic West Africa: Archaeological Perspectives. Cambridge University Press. Africana Studies.
- Aimee Parkison. The Innocent Party. BOA Editions, Ltd. English.
- Robert C. Reimer and Carol J. Reimer. Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema. Scarecrow Press, Inc. Languages & Culture Studies.
- George Washington Williams (with a New Introduction by John David Smith.) A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Fordham University Press. History.
- James D. Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici. The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals the Birth of Christianity. Simon & Schuster. Religious Studies.
- James D. Tabor, Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity. Simon & Schuster. Religious Studies.
- Aaron A. Toscano. Marconi’s Wireless and the Rhetoric of a New Technology. Springer. English.