Faculty and Alumni Authors

Faculty Authors:

Schmieder-Ramirez & McManus book

Dr. June Schmieder-Ramirez and Dr. Jack McManus

The Accreditors Are Coming! The Accreditors Are Coming! A monograph on the evaluation of experiential learning, meant for student teachers, medical interns, and any learners who are engaged in an apprentice-like experience and are subject to accreditation and assessment activities. (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2006)

Diana Hiatt-Michael book

Dr. Diana Hiatt-Michae

Promising Practices for Teachers to Engage Families of English Language Learners. The latest volume in Family School Community Partnership issues, this monograph provides practical activities, communication skills, events, resources, and policies to work with families who are English-language learners. Numerous Pepperdine faculty and staff contributed to this publication. (Information Age Publishing, 2007)

Robert Scholz book

Professor Robert Scholz (with Dr. Charles A. Flinton)

Engaging Resistance: Creating Partnerships for Change in Sexual Offender Treatment. Scholz is an adjunct faculty member at GSEP. Engaging Resistance addresses the underlying reasons for offender behavior and resistance and offers treatment methods that aim at creating offender/change agent partnerships to increase client motivation and facilitate sustainable changes in behavior. (Wood N Barnes, 2006)

Alumni Authors:

Sharon Draper (B ’69, GPC) Copper Sun

Acclaimed author Sharon Draper is a four-time recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Coretta Scott King Award. Copper Sun has been described as an unflinching and unforgettable look at the African slave trade and slavery in America. Grand and sweeping in scope, Draper takes a detailed and penetrating look at the complicated interrelationships of those who live together on a plantation. The book was awarded the 2007 Coretta Scott King Literary Award. (Atheneum, 2006)

Alison Howard (M ’93, GSEP) (with Donna Hoffman)

Addressing the State of the Union: The Evolution and Impact of the President’s Big Speech. An in-depth analysis of the State of the Union Address with a statistical analysis of presidential statements, requests, and resultant policy. The book has been described as great reading for the academic interested in presidential policy making and legislative outcomes. (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006)

Joan Marques (Ed.D. ’04, GSEP)

(with Dr. Satinder Dhiman and Richard King) Spirituality in the Workplace: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Make It Work for You (Personhood Press, 2007). Marques discusses the need to do away with the misconception that a spiritual workplace is a religious workplace.

The Awakened Leader: One Simple Leadership Style That Works Every Time, Everywhere (Personhood Press, 2007). Marques argues that leadership styles do not need to change in different contexts, thus giving readers permission to develop one style that works for every situation. In-depth interviews with influential individuals in many settings reveal crucial points for organizational leadership success and for achieving greater job performance and satisfaction.

Tish Norman (M ’05, GSEP) (coauthored with several others)

From Mediocre to Magnificent. The book shares five practical steps that can help you climb from the basement of mediocrity to the penthouse of magnificence. Norman describes it as a concise read that can transform you if you’re 18 or 80. Mara Leigh Taylor bookShe is planning a national speaking tour to share her From Mediocre to Magnificent success concepts. (Life changers International, 2007)

Mara Leigh Taylor (M ’03, M ’06, GSEP)

Prison: Getting Out by Going In was written for inmates and mental health professionals working with inmates or at-risk individuals. Based on simplified cognitive behavioral techniques, the material proves to be a simple solution to the complex task of behavioral change. (Getting Out by Going In, 2007)

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