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Faculty book authors honored at reception
Tuesday, November 01, 2005

 SUNY Fredonia hosted a book reception for recently published faculty members: 

  • Dr. Linda Dorsten, associate professor of sociology, who is the author of “Research Methods and Society” (Prentice Hall, 2005).  The book is “designed to help students acquire basic skills in the methods of social science research,” according to the publisher. 

  • Dr. Robert Marzec, associate professor of English, who is the editor of “American Regional Cultures: The Mid-Atlantic Region” ( Greenwood Publishing, 2004).  The book is described as an exhaustively-researched volume in “The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures” that includes studies of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 

  • Dr. David Rankin, assistant professor of political science, for co-editing, “Transformed by Crisis: The Presidency of George W. Bush and American Politics” (Palgrave: Macmillan, 2004).  Other editors were former SUNY Fredonia faculty members Jon Kraus (Professor of Political Science, Emeritus) and Kevin McMahon.  “This book examines how words and deeds in a time of crisis will define the Bush presidency's place in American politics and history,” the publisher writes.  Dr. Rankin also contributed to the recently completed “Winning the White House in 2004: Region by Region, Vote by Vote” (Palgrave: Macmillan, 2005), a look at the closely-contested presidential election of 2004.  

  • Dr. Mary Beth Sievens, assistant professor of history, is the author of “Stray Wives: Marital Conflict in Early National New England” ( New York : NYU Press, 2005).  Her book is a detailed look at the politics of marriage in the formative years of the . 

  • Dr. John Staples, assistant professor of history, co-edited “Nestor Makhno and the Eichenfeld Massacre: A Civil War Tragedy in a Ukrainian Mennonite Village .”  The book is an investigation into the 1919 murder of 136 Ukrainian Mennonites during a tumultuous period in Russian history. 

  • Dr. Ted Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, “Twentieth-Century Epic Novels” (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005).   A consideration of recent epic novels, including works by Sholem Asch, Olivia Manning and others.

  • Dr. James Thomas Stevens, assistant professor of English, who wrote the narrative poem, “(dis)Orient” ( Ithaca : Palm Press, 2005).  The poem studies man’s need to chart the unknown.  Mr. Stevens also completed “Mohawk/Samoa: Transmigrations” ( Oakland, Calif. : SubPress, 2005), a collaboration with Samoan poet Caroline Sinavaiana.

 

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