The following summaries of books authored or edited by Illinois State faculty appear in the fall 2016 print issue of the Redbird Scholar.
Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America
By Vanessa Meikle Schulman, assistant professor, School of Art (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015)
Schulman, a professor of art history, has written a book showing how visual representations of labor, technology, and industry were important in shaping how Americans understood their country and its place in the world in the 19th century. This extensively illustrated book focuses on the period between 1857 and 1887, when the United States saw rapid industrialization. She examines popular and fine art of the time, and the book ranges across the fields of art history, visual studies, the history of technology, and American studies.
The Fourth Amendment in Flux: The Roberts Court, Crime Control, and Digital Privacy
Co-authored by Michael Gizzi, associate professor, Department of Criminal Justice Sciences (University Press of Kansas, 2016)
Gizzi has co-authored a book with R. Craig Curtis, an associate professor of political science at Bradley University, that analyzes how Fourth Amendment law has dramatically changed in recent decades in the context of the drug war, automobiles, digital devices, and other modern developments. The book examines application of search and seizure law over time with particular emphasis on recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. The authors expose the tensions caused by attempts to apply legal doctrine that was created by the Founding Fathers to current problems involving digital privacy.
Putting Image Repair to the Test: Quantitative Applications of Image Restoration Theory
Edited by Joseph Blaney; professor, School of Communication; and associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
This book shines new light on repairing tarnished images and public perception of scandals. Blaney, who has researched public perception of image for 20 years, uses quantifiable evidence to shift image repair from a case-study approach to a scientific one. With input from more than 20 scholars, the book examines everything from failed humor to the impact of apologies on public perception, all from a social science approach. The new book also delves into how social media impacts image reparation.
Brain Science for Principals: What School Leaders Need to Know
Edited by Linda Lyman, professor, Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
In this book, Lyman uses recent findings of educational neuroscience to focus on the leadership of learning. Each of the book’s 24 short chapters explores a question related to learning and offers practical suggestions for principals. The book opens with a section explaining how understanding brain neuroplasticity changes belief in fixed intelligence and goes on to explore several subjects, including neurogenesis, neurodiversity, memory, brain fitness, embodied cognition, multitasking, the role of the arts, ages and stages of the brain, emotional intelligence, and maintaining mindfulness.
Here are additional books authored or edited recently by Illinois State scholars:
Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences
Co-authored by Barry Blinderman, director, University Galleries, and Vanessa Meikle Schulman, assistant professor, School of Art (University Galleries of Illinois State University, 2016)
Mothers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Postfeminism
Co-edited by Karen Coats, professor, Department of English; Mary Jeanette Moran, associate professor, Department English (authored one chapter) (University Press of Mississippi, 2016)
Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction
Co-edited by Michael Dougherty, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Routledge, 2016)
Reading Theory as Practice: Connecting Literacy Theory and Practice in K–12 Classrooms
By Lara Handsfield, professor, School of Teaching and Learning (Teachers College Press, 2015)
Today’s Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans
Co-edited by Gardenia Harris, associate professor, School of Social Work; Nancy Lind, professor, Department of Politics and Government; and Erik Rankin, assistant to the department chair, Department of Politics and Government (ABC-CLIO, 2016)
Understanding the World Language edTPA: Research‐Based Policy and Practice
Co-authored by Susan Hildebrandt, associate professor, Department of Languages Literatures, and Cultures (Information Age Publishing, 2016)
DSM-5 Diagnosis in the Schools
Co-authored by Alvin House, professor emeritus, Department of Psychology, and Renée M. Tobin, professor, Department of Psychology (Guilford Press, 2015)
Ethics and Law for School Psychologists, Seventh Edition
Co-authored by Elizabeth Lugg, associate professor, Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016)
By Melissa Oresky, associate professor, School of Art (Kayrock Screenprinting, 2016)
From Furs to Farms: The Transformation of the Mississippi Valley, 1762–1825
By John Reda, assistant professor, Department of History (Northern Illinois University Press, 2016)
Bangladesh: A Political History Since Independence
By Ali Riaz, department chair, Department of Politics and Government (I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2016)
Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh
Co-edited by By Ali Riaz, department chair, Department of Politics and Government (Routledge, 2016)
Information Technology Security Fundamentals
Co-authored by Glen Sagers, associate professor and assistant director, School of Information Technology (Business Expert Press, 2016)
Expanding Curriculum Theory, Second Edition
Co-edited by Julie Webber-Collins, professor. Department of Politics and Government (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
Student Teaching: The Cooperating Teacher Series
Preparing for a Student Teacher (Book 1)
Coaching a Student Teacher (Book 2)
Evaluating a Student Teacher (Book 3)
Co-authored by Ann Weber, retired instructional assistant professor, School of Teaching and Learning (Roman & Littlefield, 2016)
Management Information System in the Construction Industry
Co-authored by Haiyan Xie, associate professor, Department of Technology (China Architecture & Building Press, 2015)
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Books, audio and video recordings, and mobile applications created by Illinois State University faculty, staff, and students are eligible for consideration for this section. Submit entries to kdberse@IllinoisState.edu.