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​On the Bookshelves

1matthieson-book.jpgDr. Michon Matthiesen, adjunct assistant professor of theology, wrote a book entitled Sacrifice as Gift Eucharist, Grace, and Contemplative Prayer in Maurice de la Taille, which was published by The Catholic University of America Press in December.

1mccrorie-book.jpgDr. Edward McCrorie, professor emeritus of English, had his translation of Homer’s Iliad published by Johns Hopkins University Press in September.

1newth-book.jpgDr. Francine Newth, associate professor of management
, wrote a new book entitled Business Models and Strategic Management: A New Integration (Business Expert Press, 2012).

1perel-book.jpgDr. Jane Lunin Perel, professor of English, had her book of prose poems entitled Red Radio Heart published by White Pine Press in October.



1pivarnik-book.jpgRev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., assistant professor of theology, wrote a book entitled, Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Liturgical Participation, which was showcased by Liturgical Press at the North American Academy of Liturgy’s Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., in January.

Scholarly Publications

Dr. Erik Chaput, special lecturer of history, wrote an article entitled “Proslavery and Antislavery Politics in Rhode Island's 1842 Dorr Rebellion,” which was published in The New England Quarterly in December.

Julie DeCesare, assistant professor and head of research and education, had a review entitled “ArtBabble: A partnership of Art Appreciation, Curation, and Media Literacy” published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education in November.

Dr. Angela Dills, professor of economics, wrote a paper entitled “Catholic Schools, Competition, and Public School Quality,” which was published in the October issue of Economics Letters.

Dr. Bruce Graver, professor of English, wrote an essay “Wordsworth and the Stoics,” which appeared in the book Romans and Romantics (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Dr. Matt Guardino, assistant professor of political science, co-authored an article (with Dean Snyder of Syracuse University) entitled “The Tea Party and the Crisis of Neoliberalism: Mainstreaming New Right Populism in the Corporate News Media” that appeared in New Political Science’s special issue on “Right-Wing Populism and the Media” in December. Guardino also co-authored a book (with Danny Hayes of George Washington University) entitled Influence from Abroad: Foreign Voices, the Media, and U.S. Public Opinion, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

Dr. Alison Guzmán, adjunct assistant professor of Spanish, wrote an introduction for Todos los que quedan (Universidad, ATE, 2012), which was published in September.

Dr. Anthony K. Jensen, associate professor of philosophy, wrote several papers. “The Centrality and Development of Anschauung in Nietzsche’s Epistemology” was published in the Journal of Nietzsche Studies 43 [2] (2012) and “Philosophy of History” was published in the Internet Encyclopedia for Philosophy.

Jensen also wrote "Das Unbewusstsein durch die Historie enthuellt: der bejahenden Einfluss Hartmanns auf Nietzsche" which appeared in Nietzsches Philosophie des Unbewussten, ed. Georg-Lauer & Zittel (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter Press, 2012) and “Nietzsche's Critique of Scientific Explanations in History” which appeared in Nietzsches Wissenschaftsphilosophie, ed. Guenther Abel et al. (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter Press, 2012).

Dr. Deborah Johnson, professor of art, wrote “The Line Viewed from Different Angles,” which appeared in Roberta Paul, Move Me, Cambridge Arts Council (bfpress, 2012). Johnson also recorded several lectures for a web-based lecture series entitled “In the Museum on the Web” at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. Johnson also served as a consultant for the Gamm Theatre’s production of Red, which opened in November. She gave a presentation to the Company of the Gamm Theatre on the relationship of the play to its main character, artist Mark Rothko, in September and served as post-performance audience discussion leader at the theatre in November.

Rev. Matthew Powell, O.P., associate professor of theatre, had his short story entitled Stay for Dinner selected as one of the 50 stories to be included in From the Heart: Stories of Love, Loss and Life (1913-2012), which is an anthology issued by Liguori Publications to commemorate a century of their publishing fiction. Father Powell also had his short story, Phone Calls in December, printed in the fall issue of The Storyteller.

Dr. Lynne Ryan, professor of education, and Susan Constable, special lecturer of education, wrote an article entitled “Meeting the Common Core State Standards for Students with Autism: The Challenge for Educators” for the January/February 2013 issue of Teaching Exceptional Children. Barrie Grossi and Alexis Moniz of the Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project at Rhode Island College also co-authored the article.

Dr. Mark Seefeldt, adjunct assistant professor of physics, wrote an article entitled “A Characterization of the Variation in Relative Humidity across West Africa during the Dry Season,” which appeared in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology in December.

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