Books by Faculty

Books by Faculty

Talking Criminal Justice: Language and the Just Society

Michael J. Coyle, Political Science
(Routledge, 2013, 176 pages)

The words we use to talk about justice have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. As the first in-depth ethnographic study of language, Talking Criminal Justice examines the speech of moral entrepreneurs to illustrate how our justice language encourages social control and punishment. It highlights how public discourse leaders (from both conservative and liberal sides) guide us toward justice solutions that do not align with our collectively professed value of “equal justice for all” through their language habits. This contextualized study of our justice language demonstrates the concealment of intentions with clever language use that masks justice ideologies differing greatly from our widely espoused justice values.

book cover of How High is Up?How High Is Up? The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of a Sam M. Walton SIFE Fellow 

Curtis L. DeBerg, Accounting
(Memoir Books, 2014, 416 pages)

Sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and other corporations, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) holds competitions throughout the world for university student teams. While a SIFE advisor, DeBerg discovered that some teams received awards without entering. He subsequently founded a new organization targeting innovative teens, encouraging them to become entrepreneurs. This book tells the story of student achievement, corporate hanky-panky, and one man who stood up to powerful leaders of business.

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, eighth edition

Bessie L. Marquis, Professor Emerita, and Carol J. Huston, Nursing
(Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2015; 654 pages)

This best-selling leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Two hundred and forty-four case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. They help students develop the critical thinking ability needed to apply skills on the job—from organizing patient care to motivating staff to managing conflict.

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

James I. Matray, History, co-editor with Donald W. Boose Jr.
(Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014, 560 pages)

This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950–1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the key research issues in what for years was known as the “Forgotten War.” The book comprises three main thematic parts, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics covering the background, conduct, clashes, and outcome of the Korean War. The enormous increase in writings on the Korean War during the last 30 years, following the release of key primary source documents, has revived and energized the interest of scholars. This essential reference work not only provides an overview of recent research but also assesses what impact this has had on understanding the war.

Temporary Structure Design

Chris Souder, Construction Management
(John Wiley Publishing, 2014, 440 pages)

This text book details design and description of temporary structures in construction. It starts with two chapters reviewing the prerequisites to temporary structure design, statics, and mechanics of materials. The main design subjects are support of excavation, concrete formwork and falsework, existing structure support, equipment bridges and trestles, bracing and guying, miscellaneous spreader beams, and welding design.

Organizational Communication: Balancing Creativity and Constraint, seventh edition

Angela Trethewey, dean, Communica- tion and Education, co-author with Eric M. Eisenberg and H.L. Goodall Jr.
(Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014, 448 pages)

Scholarship joins with practical application in this introduction to organizational communication. Using the metaphor of creativity (getting what you want) and constraint (following established rules), this textbook offers students opportunities to practice the theories and concepts they learn. Included in this edition is all-new coverage of identity and difference in the workplace as well as social media, blogging, smartphone use, and other technological topics.

The Voice and Voice Therapy, ninth edition

Shelley Von Berg, Communication Arts and Sciences and clinical director of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, co-author with D.R. Boone, S.C. McFarlane, and R.I. Zraick
(Allyn & Bacon, 2014, 363 pages)

This best-selling text for voice disorders is a resource for classrooms and clinics. It covers the processes of diagnosis and intervention with an extensive pedagogy list and incorporates the most up-to-date evidence-based practice and outcomes assessment and voice therapy facilitation approaches. The companion website features instructor-friendly materials and video clips on assessment and intervention, and illustrating voice problems in children and adults—as well as methods of relevant therapy—enabling students to see and hear what they are reading about.

book cover of Schooling, Childhood, and Bureaucracy: Bureaucratizing the ChildSchooling, Childhood, and Bureaucracy: Bureaucratizing the Child

Tony Waters, Sociology
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 255 pages)

This book uses sociological explanations to describe how the school system in the United States developed and why reform is a constant. In exploring the relationship between bureaucratic schooling and the individual child, this book describes the persistence of educational inequality, child development, and the nature of bureaucracy. The conclusions point out how education bureaucracies frame both schooling and childhood as they relentlessly seek to create ever more perfect children.

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(’82) is third district Sonoma County supervisor.

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(BA, Political Science, ’02) published an ebook titled Alex Haley’s Roots: An Author’s Odyssey.

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(’12) is a volunteer with Sacramento’s City Year program.

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