St. John Fisher University is proud to showcase the work of our faculty and staff in the Fisher Bookshelf, a gallery within our institutional repository, Fisher Digital Publications. The Bookshelf features books written and contributed to by current and former faculty and professionals at St. John Fisher University.
Users at SJF may check these books out at Lavery Library. Otherwise, please use your library's Interlibrary Loan program to request them from us.
Biostatistics: An Introduction and Conceptual Critique 1st Edition
Without question, biostatistical analysis has contributed to a slew of amazing medical breakthroughs. Yet it also distorts and deforms the holistic and contingent nature of health and medicine. How is it that biostatistics can both sharpen and weaken our understanding of health and medicine? What is unique about the content of health and medicine that so plainly reveals such distortions and deformities? Exploring these questions entails, first, a full survey of the tools and techniques of biostatistical analysis aiding medical breakthroughs. This survey must then be paired with a probe into the conceptual premises of these tools and techniques and how they refashion and reconstitute the inherently qualitative content of health and medicine in preparation for its quantification. We must grasp the statistical machinations at play, both technical and conceptual, that contrive to fit objects to tools rather than fitting tools to objects. This textbook introduces both the procedural methods and the hidden premises of biostatistical analysis.
Criminality and the Modern: Contingency and Agency in Twentieth-Century America
The emergence of the social sciences, established in the mid to late nineteenth-century, had a substantial bearing on how researchers, academics, and eventually the general public thought about criminal behavior. Using Modernism as a lens, Stephen Brauer, examines how these disciplines shaped Americans’ understanding of criminality in the twentieth-century and how it provides a new way to think about culture, social norms, and ultimately, laws. In theory, laws act as articulations and codifications of a community’s beliefs, values, and principles. By breaking laws, criminals help us reinforce social norms by providing the opportunity to affirm what is believed to be right. By operating outside the bounds of acceptable behavior, the criminal serves as a useful figure to understand what is at stake in the culture, what the central issues of that culture might be, and what the fears and anxieties are. Criminality serves as a lens through which we can read ourselves and how the criminal operates as a cultural figure signifies the things we are negotiating in our lives and in our communities. Brauer focuses on two main concepts, central to the very concept of Modernism, to explore criminality: contingency, the idea that the individual might not be in control of their own deviance, and agency, the notion that the criminal makes a conscious choice to use crime as a means of economic success. The figure of the criminal is a powerful one and is key to exploring American twentieth-century culture. This book would be of interest to students and scholars in criminology, sociology, cultural studies, literary studies, history, and many others.
Change and Confusion in Catholicism
Nathan R. Kollar
We live in a liminal time. The anthropologist Victor Turner describes liminality as a time of severe disorientation for individuals and societies that lies between one stage of life and another. All the former signposts that provided people with an identity are in a state of upheaval as they transit between these stages. This book uses the lifelong personal and professional experiences of the author to analyse how Catholics experience liminality today and dealt with it yesterday. It provides the reader with an historical case study of frightening experiences, both in teaching what to expect during such a time and what to assume when it ends.
Video Games in Psychotherapy 1st Edition
Robert H. Rice
Video Games in Psychotherapy provides the reader with a practical session-by-session framework for using video games, interactive media, and gaming metaphors to help make the process of psychotherapy more engaging for today’s youth.
Using concepts from narrative, collaborative, cognitive behavioral, and other evidenced-based approaches to psychotherapy, the book gives examples of possible therapist questions, responses, and activities involving language and concepts that are appealing to young gamers. Addressing issues with psychophysiological self-regulation, anxiety disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, among others, this book uses multiple case examples to demonstrate each idea and is written in a way that is understandable for all mental health providers, regardless of their own familiarity with gaming. A review of over 40 popular video games with specific ideas for their use in psychotherapy is provided, allowing mental health providers to easily individualize therapy based on client goals and gaming preferences. Concepts for individual and group psychotherapy using games and interactive media, ranging from Pac Man to virtual reality, are also covered.
Providing the reader with useful templates, worksheets, and other therapy resources, this book is a must-have for mental health providers working with children, adolescents, and transition-age youth.
Soft-Boiled: An Investigation of Masculinity and The Writer’s Life
Stephen J. West
SOFT-BOILED follows Stephen J. West as he shadows a private investigator by the name of Frank Streets. What starts out as a last-ditch effort to write West's first book--while juggling responsibilities as a husband and new father--becomes a critical reflection on art-making, storytelling, and masculinity in America. Blending memoir, reportage, criticism, and detective thriller into one capacious yet focused narrative, SOFT-BOILED is a lyrical and aching self-reflexive portrait of an artist that asks the questions so many men are afraid to ask.
Civic Engagement in Global Contexts: International Education, Community Partnerships, and Higher Education
James Bowman and Jennifer deWinter
This volume examines the role of writing, rhetoric, and literacy programs and approaches in the practice of civic engagement in global contexts. Writing programs have experience in civic engagement and service learning projects in their local communities, and their work is central to developing students’ literacy practices. Further, writing programs compel student writers to attend to audience needs and rhetorical exigencies as well as reflect on their own subject positions. Thus, they are particularly situated to partner with other units on college campuses engaged in global partnerships.
Civic Engagement in Global Contexts provides examples and evidence of the critical self-reflection and iteration with community partners that make these projects important and valuable. Throughout its thirteen chapters, this collection provides practical pedagogical and administrative approaches for writing studies faculty engaging with global learning projects, as well as nuanced insight into how to navigate contact zones from the planning stages of projects to the hard work of self-reflection and change.
Partnerships and projects across national borders compel the field of rhetoric and composition to think through the ethics of writing studies program design and teaching practices. Doing this difficult work can disrupt presumptive notions of ownership that faculty and administrators hold concerning the fields involved in these projects and can even lead to decentering rhetoric/composition and other assumptions held by US-based institutions of higher education. Civic Engagement in GlobalContexts will be useful to instructors, advisors, and project managers of students in faculty-led project learning in overseas settings, international service learning through foreign study programs, and foreign study itself and to faculty members introducing civic engagement and community-based learning projects with foreign students in overseas institutions.
Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment, 2d ed.
Tim Delaney and Timothy Madigan
This book approaches environmentalism via two academic disciplines, sociology and philosophy. Both have concerns about the environment's ability not only to sustain itself but to thrive. The authors argue that rather than simple sustainability, we must promote thrivability for the sake of protecting the environment and all living things. In this greatly expanded second edition, the authors have updated data and examples, introduced new topics and concepts, and emphasized the need to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. Numerous topics are explored, from the differences between sustainability and thrivability, and the overuse of plastic, to mass extinction, the role of natural disasters and more. The Covid-19 pandemic offers an added perspective on the relationship between disease and the environment.
Meaningful Partnership at Work: How The Workplace Covenant Ensures Mutual Accountability and Success between Leaders and Teams 1st Edition
Seth R. Silver and Timothy M. Franz
Why are some work partnerships exceptional while most are not? How can we establish and sustain an enhanced level of cohesion, connection, and collaboration in the most important work relationship, the one between a manager and team? What could remedy the high levels of isolation and anxiety so many feel at work these days?
Silver and Franz explore the concept of ‘meaningful partnership’ in the workplace. They present meaningful partnership as a mindset where both leaders and their teams are fully committed to ensuring the support and success of the other. Then, they describe a model called ERTAP, which stands for Empathy, Respect, Trust, Alignment, and Partnership, which is the foundation for meaningful partnership. Finally, they detail a practical yet transformative relationship-building process referred to as the Workplace Covenant. This enables leaders and teams to create mutual commitments with obligatory weight that help them to feel accountable for the success of the relationship and each other.
The book includes real client stories that illustrate the dimensions of partnership and the Workplace Covenant process. Silver and Franz also outline other work relationships that can benefit from meaningful partnership, pitfalls to avoid, relevant research, and insights derived from years of consulting experience.
This book is a must-read for leaders interested in a better working relationship with their team; for teams who have critical work partnerships with other teams; for individuals who work closely with other individuals and need an exceptional 1:1 partnership; and finally for third-party experts in HR or continuous improvement who are seeking a new powerful way to help clients feel supported and be more successful.
Applied Mass Communication Theory: A Guide for Media Practitioners 3rd Edition
Lauren Vicker and Jack Rosenberry
Now in its third edition, this dynamic textbook blends coverage of the major theories and research methods in mass communication to enable students to apply their knowledge in today’s media and communication careers.
Maintaining a focus on modern professional application throughout, this text provides chronological coverage of the development and use of major theories, an overview of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and a step-by-step guide to conducting a research project informed by this knowledge. It helps students bridge their academic coursework with professional contexts including public relations, advertising, and digital media contexts. It provides breakout boxes with definitions of key terms and theories, extended applied examples, and graphical models of key theories to offer a visualization of how the various concepts in the theory fit together.
Applied Mass Communication Theory’s hybrid and flexible nature make it a useful textbook for both introductory and capstone courses on mass communication and media theory and research methods, as well as courses focused on media industries and professional skills. Instructors can access an online instructor’s manual, including sample exercises, test questions, and a syllabus, at www.routledge.com/9780367630362
Understanding the Psychology of Diversity, 4th Edition
Bruce Evan Blaine and Kimberly McClure Brenchley
Understanding the Psychology of Diversity offers a highly accessible examination of diversity to show students how to understand social and cultural differences in today’s society. Taking a psychological perspective, authors B. Evan Blaine and Kimberly J. McClure Brenchley explore how individuals construct their view of social diversity and how they are defined and influenced by it. The book covers traditional topics like categorization and stereotypes, sexism, racism, and social stigma, as well as non-traditional topics like sexual orientation-based prejudice, weight and appearance-based prejudice, diversity on television, and age stereotypes and ageism. The Fourth Edition confronts the credibility crisis that has surfaced in the academic psychological research community by following parameters for the research that is presented.
Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education - First Edition
Lauren J. Lieberman, Michelle Grenier, Ali Brian, and Katrina Arndt
The practice of universal design—of making a product or environment accessible to all individuals—has been around for a long time. But, until now, that practice has never been explored in depth in the field of physical education.
This groundbreaking text provides a much-needed link between universal design and physical education, extending boundaries as it offers physical educators a systematic guide to create, administer, manage, assess, and apply universal design for learning (UDL).
Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education is for all physical educators—those who are or are preparing to become general PE teachers as well as those who are in the field of adapted physical education. This resource offers the following:
- Ready-to-use curricular units for grades K-12, with 31 universally designed lessons that demonstrate how teachers can apply UDL in specific content areas (teachers can also use those examples to build their own units and lessons)
- Rubrics for the 28 items on the Lieberman–Brian Inclusion Rating Scale for Physical Education (LIRSPE) to help teachers follow best practices in inclusion
- Tables, timelines, and paraeducator training checklists to ensure that UDL is effectively delivered from the beginning of the school year
In her earlier text, Strategies for Inclusion, Third Edition, coauthor Lauren Lieberman included a valuable chapter about UDL that focused on detailed, practical steps for making classes inclusive. Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education approaches inclusion from the macro level, providing a comprehensive conceptual model of UDL and how to incorporate it into curriculum planning and teaching methods for K-12 physical education.
Outcomes for Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education are aligned with SHAPE America’s physical education standards and grade-level outcomes. Given that 94 percent of students with disabilities are taught in physical education settings, this text offers highly valuable guidance to general physical educators in providing equal access to, and engagement in, high-quality physical education for all students.
Part I of Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education defines universal design and explains how it relates to physical education. It identifies barriers that teachers may face in adapting UDL to their programs and how to overcome these barriers. It also addresses critical assessment issues and guides teachers in supporting students with severe or multiple disabilities.
Part I also covers advocacy issues such as how to teach students to speak up for their own needs and choices. Readers will gain insight into where their programs excel and where barriers might still exist when they employ the Lieberman–Brian Inclusion Rating Scale, a self-assessment tool that helps measure physical, programmatical, and social inclusion.
Finally, part I reinforces several UDL principles by sharing many examples of how physical educators have applied UDL in their programs.
Part II offers a trove of universally designed units and lesson plans for use across grades K-12, with separate chapters on lessons for elementary, sports, fitness, recreation, and aquatics.
Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education is the first text to delve deeply into the concept of universal design in physical education. As such, it is a valuable resource for all PE teachers—both those leading general classes and adapted classes—to learn how to successfully implement universally designed units and lesson plans that enrich all their students’ lives. The accompanying web resource provides 40 forms, tables, checklists, and a sample lesson plan from the book, as well as a list of websites, books, and laws. These resources are provided as reproducible PDFs for practical use.
Picture Inclusion!: Snapshots of Successful Diverse Classrooms
Whitney Rapp, Katrina Arndt, and Susan Hildenbrand
Picture one guidebook that gives you the fundamentals of inclusion, proven practices for teaching everyone, and dozens of student profiles and sample lesson plans. That's what you'll get in Picture Inclusion!, your ultimate theory-to-practice guide to teaching every learner in a diverse inclusive classroom.
You'll begin with a reader-friendly introduction to the why and how of inclusion in Grades K–5, including the theoretical foundations of inclusive education and general guidelines on key concepts: universal design for learning, response to intervention, alternate assessment, and more. Then you'll go inside three model classrooms—Grades 1, 3, and 5—for an in-depth look at how to support students with a wide range of learning needs. For each model classroom, you'll find
- Snapshots of 20 diverse students and their teacher. Each snapshot introduces you to a student, clarifies their support needs and goals, and shares a sample support schedule and concrete strategies for helping the student reach their goals.
- Eight sample lesson plans for teaching core academic areas (ELA, math, science, and social studies) and specials (art, physical education, music, and technology). Each plan gives you learning objectives, preparation steps, sample scripts, and step-by-step teaching guidelines.
- Dozens of specific inclusive practices, adaptable for any classroom, to support individual students and groups. (Also available in the appendix as a convenient Inclusive Practices Bank!)
Brimming with the practical tools and wisdom you need to create lessons that support every learner, this hands-on, how-to resource will help you move inclusion from a lofty ideal to an everyday reality.
Coding Pedagogy considers the inclusion of coding within the liberal arts generally, and departments of Communication specifically, as that discipline often relies heavily on such skills across the subfields of journalism, visual communication, and strategic communication. Media students create websites, video games, apps, and data visualizations, while engaging in data journalism and the emerging field of media analytics. For many non-Computer Science professors, teaching coding is likely to be a new and sometimes intimidating task and this book hopes to provide an introduction to different strategies and curriculum that instructors can apply in the classroom.
The advantage of this online book is its ability for continual expansion. Article proposals will be accepted at any time for addition to the book. (See the CFP for more information.) Ultimately, we hope this becomes an important (and eventually archival) work that provides guidance for professors teaching in this important area of study.
Biology: Science for Life with Physiology-6th edition
Colleen Belk and Virginia B. Maier
Biology: Science for Life weaves a compelling storyline throughout each chapter to grab student attention through the exploration of high-interest topics such as genetic testing, global warming, and the Zika virus. The authors return to the storyline again and again, using it as the basis on which they introduce the biological concepts behind each story.
In the 6th Edition, new active learning features and author-created resources help instructors implement the storyline approach in their course. The Big Question is a new feature that helps students learn how to use data to determine what science can answer while developing their ability to critically evaluate information.
Personalize learning with Mastering Biology
Mastering™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. New to the 6th edition are author-created Figure Walkthrough videos that guide students to solidify their understanding of the concepts within challenging illustrations as well as Make the Connection activities that help students bridge the gap between each storyline and the science behind it, as well as Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules for select chapters that provide instructors with assignments to use before and after class, as well as in-class activities.
A Global Perspective on Friendship and Happiness
Tim Delaney and Timothy Madigan
In A Global Perspective on Friendship and Happiness, editors Tim Delaney and Tim Madigan have organized a collection of original articles on the subjects of friendship and happiness. Each of these chapters offers a unique perspective and serves as worthy contributions to the field of friendship and happiness studies. The chapters found in this publication are the result of the "Happiness & Friendship" conference held June 12-14, 2017 at Mount Melleray Abbey, Waterford, Ireland. The contributing authors come from many diverse countries and academic disciplines thus enhancing this outstanding volume.
Executive Order: Images of 1970s Corporate America
Susan Ressler and Mark Rice
Executive Order is a trenchant look at corporate America, featuring portraits and office interiors shot during the 1970s in Los Angeles and the Mountain West. A daring critique of wealth and power, Ressler wields photography with humor and insight, and her work is especially relevant today. Susan Ressler is an internationally renowned photographer, author and educator. An NEA fellow, her work is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Library Archives of Canada, among other important collections. Mark Rice is an award-winning author and the founding chair of the American Studies Department at St. John Fisher College near Rochester, New York.
Spotted Goddesses: Dalit women's agency-narratives on caste and gender violence
Roja Singh's critical ethnography on caste and gender is rooted in interactions, and lived experiences in communities of Dalit women in Tamil Nadu, India. Situated in transnational feminist discourses, Singh's perspective as a Dalit woman, provides an intersectional social analysis of power structures that sustain caste dominance in South India today. She describes strategies of social change in Dalit women's activism as rooted in subversive applications of imposed identities of "difference" thwarting social boundaries and punishment traditions. The core of this Interdisciplinary work is Dalit women's songs, oral and written testimonial narratives, including Singh's personal story. Roja Singh teaches Anthropology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies at St. John Fisher College, New York. With a PhD in Comparative Literature--gender, society and culture--Rutgers University, USA, her Human Rights work is among Dalit communities in South India.
Strangers, aliens, foreigners : the politics of othering from migrants to corporations
Marissa Sonnis-Bell, David Elijah Bell, and Michelle Ryan
To contend with others is to contend with ourselves. The way we "other" others, by identifying and reinforcing social distance, is more a product of who we are and who we want to be than it is about "others." Strangers, Aliens, Foreigners questions such consolidation and polarization of identities in representations ranging from migrants and refugees, to terrorist labels, to constructions of the local. Inclusive and exclusive identities are observed through often arbitrary yet strategically ambiguous lines of class, religion, race, ethnicity, nationality, social status, and geography. However, despite any arbitrariness in definition, there are very real consequences for the emotional, physical, and psychological well-being of those constructed as "the other", as well as legal governance implications involving human rights and wider sociopolitical ethics. From practical, professional, and political-philosophical points of view, this collection examines what it means to be, or to construct, the Strangers, Aliens, Foreigners.
Friendship and Happiness: And the Connection Between the Two
Tim Delaney and Timothy J. Madigan
This philosophical and sociological look at friendship and happiness begins with a review of Aristotle's three categories of friendship--friends of utility, friends of pleasure and friends of the good. Modern variations--casual friends, close friends, best friends--are described, along with the growing phenomena of virtual friendships and cyber socialization in the Internet age. Inspired in part by Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness, the authors propose that conquering unhappiness is key to achieving the self-satisfaction Russell called zest and Aristotle called eudaimonia or thriving by our own efforts.
This Thirst is a stroll down a country lane one thinks they know, yet there are surprises at every turn. These poems are grounded in wind, in water, and in landscape, and then take flight into the sublime. Iuppa’s keen eye overturns every stone to look, unflinchingly, at what is revealed. Her deeply introspective verse examines the intricacies of life—and beyond—asking only that we “relish all that waits patiently to be noticed before darkness comes.” And relish we do, as Iuppa has composed an array of imagery that compels us to confront the beauty, mystery, joy, and regret that comprise our unquenchable thirst for this life.
~ Carol McMahon, teacher and poet, has work published in various journals (IthacaLit, The Wild Word, The Ekphrastic Review, Prodigal, Claudius Speaks, Clockhouse) and a chapbook, On Any Given Day, published by FootHills Publishing.
This Thirst offers entry into a vibrant world that is personal, exquisitely observed, and universal in its significance. M.J. Iuppa is a poet of the intimate—meaning that which is closest to her, the near and the small that might not otherwise catch our attention, but on which our inner lives are built. What is more valuable than what you see, hear, touch and feel—what you live with daily, internally as well as in the external world? Iuppa’s distinct gift is to trace the line which runs between these realms. These wonderful lyric poems surprise and delight again and again with their delicate understanding of the depth of the transient. Their scope inverts and connects the largest and smallest things, as in “Delta,” when the poet walks an icy Lake Ontario shore, her home country, declaring: “O quiet industry of weather/here pyramids are built in a day,” and ends: “If I knew what happens next, / I could give up.” This Thirst is ultimately a buoyant collection. It’s about survival. It humanizes time. It will renew your own sense of what life is in its very passing.
~Stan Sanvel Rubin, founding Director, The Rainier Writing Workshop low residency MFA, author of four full length collections, including the Barrow Street Poetry Book Prize-winning Hidden Sequel (2006) and There. Here. (Lost Horse Press 2013).
Community Media and Identity in Ireland (Routledge Focus on Media and Cultural Studies)
This book explores how Ireland’s community media outlets reflect and shape identity at the local level. While aspects of its culture date back centuries, the nation-state of Ireland is less than one hundred years old. Because of this and other elements of the island’s history, Irish identity is a contested topic and the island is a place where culture, identity and geography are tightly intertwined. By addressing how community media serve as agents for community building, the book examines how they in turn influence the way individuals connect with their communities.
Applied Mass Communication Theory: A Guide for Media Practitioners - 2nd Edition
Jack Rosenberry and Lauren A. Vicker
Applied Mass Communication Theory: A Guide for Media Practitioners, Second Edition bridges a review of theory to the contemporary work of media professionals. The text provides a framework for constructing an undergraduate research project. It also presents vital chronological information on the progression of theory in mass communication, including a model that integrates mass communication theories and shows how they relate to one another. It concludes with information on media law, ethics, economics, and mass media careers, establishing a critical framework for students as they leave college and begin their first jobs.
This Second Edition discusses mass communication theory and its applications in both traditional print and broadcast applications. By exploring advertising and public relations in this new digital multi-media environment, this text remains relevant, and in fact necessary, for students in the field.
Small Worlds Floating
The small things of the world become worldly themselves under M.J. Iuppa's tender gaze in SMALL WORLDS FLOATING.
Lessons learned from popular culture
Tim Madigan and Tim Delaney
As the “culture of the people,” popular culture provides a sense of identity that binds individuals to the greater society and unites the masses on ideals of acceptable forms of behavior. Lessons Learned from Popular Culture offers an informative and entertaining look at the social relevance of popular culture. Focusing on a wide range of topics, including film, television, social media, music, radio, cartoons and comics, books, fashion, celebrities, sports, and virtual reality, Tim Delaney and Tim Madigan demonstrate how popular culture, in contrast to folk or high culture, gives individuals an opportunity to impact, modify, or even change prevailing sentiments and norms of behavior. For each topic, they include six engaging and accessible stories that conclude with short life lessons. Whether you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory or Seinfeld, the Beatles or Beyoncé, Charlie Brown or Superman, there’s something for everyone.
Bertrand Russell : Public Intellectual
Tim Madigan and Peter Stone
The essays in this volume treat topics from education to publishing, from academic freedom to political activism, from Russell's possible adoption of new communication modes (were he alive today) to the representation of his life and ideas in fiction. They reflect the engagement of Bertrand Russell in public affairs over three quarters of a century. They also reflect the diverse interestes that bring scholars together in the Russell Society to study his manifold works. The consistently first-rate papers in this collection serve as a powerful reminder of the breadth and depth of the contributions from one of the leading philosophers of the Twentieth Century. Those of us familiar with Russell's writings have always been impressed by the range of topics that concerned Bertie. His commitment to the examined life, with all its foibles, shines bright in this set of essays. This text is an invaluable resource for students of Russell's life and thought (Kenneth Blackwell and Alan Schwerin).