Faculty and Alumni Authors

Alumni Authors

Celia Edmundson book

Celia Edmundson (EdD ‘96, Organizational Leadership)

Letters to Lee: From Pearl Harbor to the War’s Final Mission

Celia Edmundson edited this collection of love letters from her father to her mother during World War II. Lt. General James V. Edmundson began writing to his wife, Lee, while stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He told his story of the war in the South Pacific through his letters, until the 1945 surrender of Japan. The well-reviewed book is a moving tribute and an enjoyable read for everyone from the history buff to the romantic. (Fordham University Press, 2009)

Mara Leigh Taylor book

Mara Leigh Taylor (MA ’03, General Psychology; MA ’06, Clinical Psychology)

Women in Prison: Women Finding Freedom

Mara Leigh Taylor has written her third book about the incarcerated women helped through the reentry program established by Getting Out by Going In (GOGI), an organization Taylor founded and directs. Women in Prison contains numerous heartwarming stories of rehabilitation and discusses techniques readers can use to improve their own life. (Getting Out by Going In, 2008)

Martine Ehrenclou

Martine Ehrenclou (MA ’04, Clinical Psychology)

Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive

Inspired by her own experience, Martine Ehrenclou wrote this award-winning book to help family members and loved ones of people who are hospitalized deal with the emotional and often overwhelming experience. Through qualitative research, Ehrenclou discovered how to prevent deadly medical errors, reach doctors when needed, interact with doctors and nurses effectively, maximize care and comfort for the patient, and create a Family Advocate Team. (Lemon Grove Press, 2008)

Faculty Authors

Dr. Devin Vodicka book

Dr. Devin Vodicka

Pieces of the Puzzle: Building Trust and Social Capital Through Collaboration

Devin Vodicka, an adjunct faculty member in the Education Division, cowrote this book on effective team-building to “provide strategies to build trust and social capital through collaboration,” and provide practical opportunities for easy “wins” with staff. Vodicka is the special projects coordinator and bilingual director for Jefferson Elementary in the Carlsbad Unified School District. (Blurb, Inc., 2009)

Dr. David Elkins book

Dr. David Elkins

Humanistic Psychology: A Clinical Manifesto: A Critique of Clinical

Psychology and the Need for Progressive Alternatives Emeritus Professor of Psychology David Elkins has written this book to discuss the research and evidence of the benefits of humanistic psychology. A book for budding and established psychologists alike, Humanistic Psychology delves into the importance of the relationship between therapist and client to promote healing. As a humanistic psychologist for 30 years, Elkins writes from the perspective of an empathic, caring, and respectful therapist, consistent with GSEP’s emphasis on compassion for others. (University of the Rockies Press, 2009)

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