Alumni and Faculty Authors

Alumni Authors

Marry Him

Lori Gottlieb (MA ’10, Clinical Psychology)

Marry Him: The Case for Settling For Mr. Good Enough

Suddenly finding herself forty and single, Gottlieb said that maybe she, and single women everywhere, needed to stop chasing Prince Charming and instead go for Mr. Good Enough. Gottlieb shares her own quest for romantic fulfillment, and along the way acquires guidance from researchers, dating coaches, couples therapists, clergy, sociologists, behavioral economists, neuropsychologists, divorce lawyers, and single and married men and women from their 20s to 60s. (Dutton Adult, 2010)

Mirror Image

Dennis Palumbo (MA ’88, Counseling Psychology)

Mirror Image

Palumbo introduces the first volume in a series of mysteries featuring Dr. Daniel Rinaldi, a psychologist who consults for the Pittsburgh Police and treats victims of violent crimes whose traumatic experiences still haunt them. But when one of Rinaldi’s patients who had begun to emulate his dress and behavior turns up dead, the police suspect that Rinaldi was actually the intended target. This page-turner weaves together a puzzling mystery, full of unexpected twists. (Poisoned Pen Press, 2010)

Joy at Work, Work at Joy

Dr. Joan Marques (EdD ’04, Organizational Leadership)

Joy at Work, Work at Joy: Living and Working Mindfully Every Dayz

Inspiring employees of all levels, this book helps lay the grounds for developing a positive and uplifting outlook toward each work day by making mindful choices to be kind, supportive, and collaborative. Each day of the year is allotted one page, providing a daily guiding thought, an action to accomplish, and an idea to ponder. Concepts covered include acceptance, togetherness, interconnectedness, and mutuality. (Personhood Press, 2010)

Tid Bits

Dr. Gina La Monica (EdD ’97, Institutional Management)

Tid Bits: A Quick & Healthy Guide to Kids’ Snacks

La Monica’s book serves as an easy-to-read picture book of 26 mostly-vegetarian snacks for children that parents can prepare in less than five minutes after school, before soccer practice, or as a midday snack. A grocery list is available in the back to make shopping for ingredients simple and convenient, and educational websites are provided for reference so families can improve their lifestyle habits and overall well-being. (Summerland Publishing, 2010)


Dr. Harry Irving (EdD ’90, Institutional Management)

A Children’s Picture-Word and Simple Sentence Book

This book contains 180 pictures of animals and common things and their names that students must learn to use in sentences or phrases. The purpose is to help teachers incorporate, supplement, and expand enjoyable and practical learning activities in reading and language arts programs, as well as support English language learning for students in primary grades or speakers of other languages. (Trafford Publishing, 2009)

Faculty Authors

Promising Practices to Support

Dr. Diana Hiatt-Michael, Emeritus Professor of Education

Promising Practices to Support Family Involvement in Schools

This monograph describes an array of research-supported practices to reform schools for the benefit of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and neighbors. Prepared for teachers, school administrators, educational researchers, policymakers, and university faculty, this volume addresses how schools can enhance education through interactions with students’ families and communities, positively impacting student success. (Information Age Publishing, 2010)

Mean Girls, Meaner Women

Dr. Joan Rosenberg, Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Mean Girls, Meaner Women: Understanding Why Women Backstab, Betray and Trash-Talk Each Other and How to Heal

This book, written in collaboration with Dr. Erika Holiday (MA ’02), charts the path a girl traverses from childhood to adulthood that leads her to oppress women—a path carved out by rigid gender roles and damaging societal messages about female behavior. This fascinating read provides information and resources on strengthening relationships between girls and women so that they are more collaborative, open, and less bound by cultural gender restrictions. (Book Surge Publishing, 2009)

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