10th Annual Division of Academic Affairs Faculty Author Recognition Awards

Faculty Author Book Awards

Message from Library Director Jan Lewis

I want to offer my congratulations to the recipients of the 10th Annual Division of Academic Affairs Faculty Author Recognition Awards. Publication of a monograph is one of the top academic accomplishments and warrants recognition by the university. We look forward to jointly recognizing the recipients of the 10th and 11th awards during the 2021-22 academic year when it is safe for us to gather in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery.

The 2019-2020 recipients are from Academic Library Services, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts & Communication, the College of Health & Human Performance, and the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences. Their works run the gamut from award-winning fiction to psychotherapy to photography.

Two works in particular denote the times in which we are living. Dr. Rhea Miles, Associate Professor in Science Education, published The Adventures of the STEM Brothers, which recounts the story of her father and uncles growing up in the segregated South and succeeding in STEM careers. What an inspirational book to read and discuss with children today. Dr. Andrea Kitta, Associate Professor in the Department of English, published The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore, which received the 2020 Chicago Folklore Prize and the 2020 Brian McConnell Book Award. Her publisher is currently offering free access to the entire book to promote better understanding of cultural responses to the current outbreak of coronavirus.  In addition, Dr. Kitta created online resources for teachers who want to cover COVID-19 with their students.

We thank all the authors for their vision, creativity, and persistence in planning, researching, writing, editing, and publishing these works, and for sharing their expertise with readers. Most of the books are available through the ECU Libraries in print or online form. At least one was published open access and is available in The ScholarShip, ECU’s institutional repository. Please peruse the complete list of authors and books, check one of the books out from the library, or read it online. On behalf of Academic Library Services, congratulations to all the authors. We look forward to partnering with ECU faculty, researchers, and authors on creative works and publications in the future. Please visit our Faculty Services website to learn more about library services and resources that support research and publishing.


This year’s Faculty Author Book Awards celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of Division of Academic Affairs faculty who have contributed to the scholarship of higher education by authoring, co-authoring or editing scholarly monographs published between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020

10th Annual Division of Academic Affairs Faculty Author Recognition Awards

Margaret Arnd-Caddigan
School of Social work
Intuition in Psychotherapy: From research to practice

Jody C Baumgartner
Department of Political Science
American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture

Barbara Bullington
School of Communication 
Web Design for Communication Professionals

Steven Cerutti
Foreign Languages and Literature 
Roman History for Latin Students: Ambush at Caudium Livy Ab Urbe Condita 9.1-12.328Aliens

Timothy W. Christensen
Department of Biology
Aliens Among Us: Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary Bugs

Kevin Stewart Currie-Knight
College of Education – Special Education, Foundations and Research
Education in the Marketplace: An Intellectual History of Pro-Maret Libertarian Visions for Education in Twentieth Century America

Helen Marie Dixon
Department of History
Working with Cultural Objects and Manuscripts: Provenance, Legality, and Responsible Stewardship

John Richard Drake
Department of Management Information Systems
E-Commerce: A Stakeholder Approach

David Edgell
Retired – School of Hospitality Leadership
Managing Sustainable Tourism

George G Fenich
School of Hospitality Leadership
Professional Sales and Selling in Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions: A guide for the Hospitality Industry

Gregory R Funaro
School of Theatre and Dance
Watch Hollow: The Alchemist’s Shadow

Guiseppe Andrew Michael Getto
Department of English
Content Strategy in Technical Communication

Carol Greene
College of Education – Elementary and Middle Grade Education
Handbook of Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty

William (Ed) Howard
Department of Engineering
Engineering computations an introduction using MATLAB and Excel, 2nd Edition

A. J. Jacobs
Department of Sociology
The Automotive Industry and European Integration: The Divergent Paths of Belgium and Spain

Jeffrey Stephens Johnson
Department of English
The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 5 (The Verse Letters)

Daniel Kariko
School of Art & Design
Aliens Among Us: Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary Bugs

Hanna Samir Kassab
Department of Security Studies
Terrorist Recruitment and the International System

Elias Katsoulis
Department of Mathematics 
Crossed Products of Operator Algebras

Andrea Kitta
Department of English
The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore

Xuan (Arthur) Liu
Department of Economics
Macroeconomics: An Integrated Analytical Framework

Jane Carol M Manner
College of Education – Elementary and Middle Grade Education
Handbook of Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty

Holly Mathews
Department of Anthropology
The Psychology of Women Under Patriarchy

Jennifer McKinnon
Department of History
It Rained Fire: Oral Histories from the Battle of Saipan

Amanda McLellan
Academic Library Services
The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change

Calvin R Mercer
Religious Studies Program 
Muslim and Supermuslim: The Quest for the Perfect Being and Beyond

Rhea L Miles
Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education
Adventures of the STEM brothers

Angela Marie Novak
College of Education – Elementary and Middle Grade Education
Best practices in professional learning and teacher preparation: Essential understandings for gifted professional development in the content areas (Vol. 3)

Mary Ahoya Nyangweso
Religious Studies Program 
The Role of Religion in Gender-Based Violence, Immigration and Human Rights

Mikkaka Hardaway Overstreet
College of Education – Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education 
Clinical partnerships in urban elementary settings: An honest celebration of the messy realities of doing this work

Megan A. Perry
Department of Anthropology
Petra: The North Ridge Project.

Robert Martin Reardon
College of Education – Educational Leadership
Alleviating the Educational Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences: School-University-Community Collaboration (Vol V in Current Perspectives on School/University/Community Research)

Sachiyo M. Shearman
School of Communication
Communication Across Cultures

Eric Shouse
School of Communication
The Dark Side of Stand-Up Comedy

Kelly Spring
Academic Library Services
Project Management For Archivists: Befriending Your Backlog

Kirstin L. Squint
Department of English
Swamp Souths: Literary and Cultural Ecologies

Brittany Myles Wright Thompson
School of Communication
Senior Communication Capstone

Michael Tierno
School of Art & Design
Location and Postproduction Sound for Low-Budget Filmmakers 

Larry E. Tise
Department of History
Theodore de Bry. America

Amanda Vinogradov
Academic Library Services
The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change

Liza Wieland
Department of English
Paris, 7 am

Chia Jung (Ruby) Yeh
College of Health and Human Performance 
Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals

* Each year, Academic Library Services and Academic Affairs recognize faculty and other researchers in the division who have contributed to the prestige of East Carolina University through the creation and dissemination of scholarly monographs. This year we are recognizing works published between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.