Alumni and Faculty Authors

Alumni Authors

Leadership at Mexico Dr. Ivan Hernandez-Romero (EdD ’10, Organization Change)

Leadership at Mexico: Characteristics of Leaders in Complex Organizations in Mexico: Exploratory Study of the Perceptions of Executives

In this exploratory study, Hernandez -Romero reviews the human resource executives’ perceptions of the behavioral characteristics of Mexican leaders who work in complex organizations. The book details the need for strategic decision making, teamwork, learning practices, vision, and personal values among Latin American leaders in emerging economies. (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010)

A Lump of Clay

Dr. Bobby Holliday (MA ’04, Psychology)

A Lump of Clay

This inspiring book, the first in a series of four Christian children’s novels, features a sculptor named Manasseh, whose lump of clay is destined to become a centerpiece
for the renowned King Herod. Although Manasseh’s journey is not an easy one,  God’s intended outcomes make all the trials and tribulations worthwhile. (Lady Hawk Press, 2010)

The Couple's Guide to Intimacy

Dr. Bill Bercaw (PsyD ’01, Clinical Psychology) and Dr. Ginger Bercaw (PsyD ’99, Clinical Psychology)

The Couple’s Guide to Intimacy: How Sexual Reintegration Therapy Can Help Your Relationship Heal

This book goes through five phases of sexual reintegration, addressing issues faced not only by couples  recovering from sexual addiction, but by all committed couples: making time to connect, finding novelty even in established relationships, and practicing healthy boundaries that promote intimacy inside and  outside the bedroom. Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw are the founders and directors of the California Center for Healing, Inc. (California Center for Healing, 2010)

Believe!

Dr. Linda Faye Long (MS ’79, Reading Education; MS ’82, School Management and Administration)

Believe!

This delightful tale features a story about a young girl who learned how to play the piano and sing, proving that through hard work and determination, nothing is impossible. The surprise ending will excite and  perhaps inspire you to follow dreams of your own. A Spanish-language version of the book will be released shortly. (Linda Faye Long, 2011)

Rancho Mirage

Dr. Leo A. Mallette (MBA ‘85; EdD ‘06, Organizational Leadership)

Rancho Mirage

This book is a photographic history of the topography, buildings, and the astonishing people who lived in,
worked in, and visited Rancho Mirage. Dr. Leo A. Mallette has been a resident of the city since 1999. His interest in history and genealogy is a long-time passion. Mallette’s easy-going writing style and familiarity with the city of Rancho Mirage is evident throughout the book. (Arcadia Publishing, 2011)

Faculty Authors

Mortal Bonds

Dr. John Tsilimparis, Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Mortal Bonds

In this memoir Tsilimparis opens up about his personal struggles and transformation after dealing with the passing of his mother and father only 13 days apart. This intimate account shares a vulnerable  narrative of a man trying to reconcile his past and present beyond the scope of his mother’s illness and  father’s suicide. (Amazon Digital Services, 2011)

Write to Read

Dr. R. Preston Gelhart, Emeritus Professor of Education and Psychology and Heather Gelhart (MA ’96, Psychology)

Write to Read

This educational book presents 11 fictional stories written and illustrated by children, accompanied by a DVD highlighting the authors reading and portraying one of the  characters in their story. The interactive kit is designed to assist children in  developing their own literacy, reading skills, creativity, and conceptual style. (BookSurge Publishing, 2010)

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