11th Annual Division of Academic Affairs Faculty Author Recognition Awards


This year’s 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, 2020 and June 30, 2021

11th Annual Division of Academic Affairs Faculty Author Recognition Awards


Syed M. Ahmed
Department of Construction Management
Collaboration & Integration in Construction, Engineering, Management, and Technology
Dr. Syed M. Ahmed has worked with contractors, owners, and consulting engineers for approximately 10 years.  He is within the ECU Construction Management Program and teaches construction scheduling, quality and risk management, project controls, construction safety, construction procurement, and construction education and information technology. Both in the US and internationally.  He has conducted extensive research and consulting in the areas of construction delays, schedule analysis, and construction safety –a most vital area within construction because of its severe impact on human life, direct and indirect costs and construction productivity.  His peer-reviewed publications have been in the areas of risk analysis and management, construction contracts, construction project management, IT in construction, quality management and quality assurance systems. 

Amin Akhnoukh
Department of Construction Management
Design and Construction of Smart Cities: Toward Sustainable Community 
Dr. Amin K. Akhnoukh earned his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, M.S. in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, and Ph.D. in Construction Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Amin has a total of 9 years of industry experience in design, co-ordination, and construction supervision of mega-size projects in Egypt, Dubai, Africa, Middle East and the United States. Dr. Akhnoukh academic career includes 9 years of service as a tenured professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and 4+ years of service as associate professor at East Carolina University Construction Management Department. Dr. Akhnoukh has more than 45 peer-reviewed articles and proceedings published in the area of construction materials and ultra-high-performance concrete. 

William P. Banks
Department of English

English Studies Online: Programs, Practices, Possibilities 
William P. Banks is Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication at East Carolina University. In addition to directing the University Writing Program and the Tar River Writing Project, Will teaches courses in writing, research, pedagogy, and LGBTQ and young adult literatures. His essays on digital rhetorics, queer rhetorics, pedagogy, and writing program administration have appeared in several recent books, as well as in College Composition & Communication, College English, and Computers & Composition. He has edited multiple recent collections of scholarship, including Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer Projects, and Reclaiming Accountability: Improving Writing Programs through Accreditation and Large-Scale Assessments.

John A. Bishop
Department of Economics
Research on Economic Inequality Vol. 28: Inequality, Redistribution, and Mobility 
John A. Bishop is a Professor of Economics at East Carolina University, USA. He has published more than seventy-five papers on the topics of inequality and poverty. His best known work includes statistical inference for inequality and poverty measures, benefit incidence analysis, tax progressivity analysis, and the inequality effects of alternative public policies. Current research interests include subjective equivalence scales, regional price effects on inequality and poverty, and discrimination. Recent papers appear in the Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Economic Inequality, and the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

Sheresa Blanchard
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices
Sheresa Blanchard, Ph.D.  is an associate professor at East Carolina University in the department of Human Development and Family Science Program  . She primarily teaches courses in the birth through kindergarten teacher education program, a blended licensure area in North Carolina. Her research and teaching focus on family/community engagement, inclusion, families of color, assessment, and improving teacher preparation competencies through lenses of intersectionality, equity, and social justice. Her scholarly interests emerged from over 20 years of experience as a teacher, practitioner and consultant in early childhood, special education, and early intervention. Dr. Blanchard currently serves as co-chair of the Division for Early Childhood’s Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice Committee and serves as a commissioner for the North Carolina Child Care Commission as well as other state and local level initiatives and boards.

Daniel J. Boudah
Department of Educational Leadership

– People with Disabilities: Face to Face (2nd Edition)
– Conducting Educational Research: Guide to Completing a Thesis, Dissertation, or Action Research Project
Daniel J. Boudah is a Professor in the Department of Special Education, Foundations and Research Program  at East Carolina University. Dr. Boudah previously taught general education and special education in public schools. He has been awarded federal and other grants, and carried out school-based research in the areas of teacher planning and inquiry, learning strategies, content enhancement, systems change, and collaborative instruction. He has published work in professional journals, textbooks, newsletters, and teacher training materials. Dr. Boudah has spoken at numerous national, international, and state conferences. His work has been nationally recognized for excellence by the Council for Exceptional Children, the Council for Learning Disabilities, and the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Boudah has conducted many professional development, curriculum design, program evaluation, technical assistance, and system change activities with public schools, state agencies, and private schools to develop and support services to low-performing students and students with disabilities. He is also a past president of the Council for Learning Disabilities. Dr. Boudah’s continuing professional interests include programs and services for low-performing students and students with disabilities, learning and instructional strategies, curriculum design, dropout prevention, and systems change. 

Crystal Chambers
Department of Educational Leadership
African American Rural Education: College Transitions and Postsecondary Experiences
Dr. Crystal Chambers, J.D., Ph.D. chambersc@ecu.eduis a Professor in ECU’s Educational Leadership Program  with expertise in law and policy in higher education, with a focus on race, gender, and intersectionality. Through her education policy expertise, she is adept at analyzing and addressing policy structures that reproduce systemic inequity in higher education.  She is a 2018 Carnegie Fellow for her work on Rural Student College Choice and is a co-PI on THRIVE@ECU, an NSF ADVANCE Adaptation grant. Her most recent books are Law and Social Justice in Higher Education, part of the Core Concepts in Higher Education Series (Routledge, 2016) and African American Rural Education: College Experiences and Postsecondary Pathways(Emerald, 2020). 

Jessica Joyce Christe
School of Art & Design 
Earth Politics and Intangible Heritage: Three Case Studies in the Americas
Jessica Joyce Christe’s work has always been multi-disciplinary approaching visual culture through methodologies from Art History, Archaeology, and Anthropology.  My Master’s thesis at the University of Texas in Austin explored the Pecos pictographs in West Texas.  On the doctoral level, my focus shifted toward the ancient Maya and performance space of their Period Ending ceremonies.  During my career as professor within the School of Art & Design at East Carolina University, I have published about Maya palaces and elite residences (2003, 2006).  Since 2009, I have turned toward landscape studies in the Americas (Landscapes of Origin, 2009) as well as with a world-wide focus in the co-edited volume Political Landscapes of Capital Cities (2016).  My single-authored book Memory Landscapes of the Inka Sculpted Outcrops (2016) brought Inka carved rock complexes to life from before the Spanish invasion to the present.  More recently, my theoretical focus is strongly shifting toward the wide impacts of Colonialism and questions of how to de-colonize as we interweave the past with the present for a sustainable future.  This is a major objective of the recent book Earth Politics of Cultural Landscapes and Intangible Heritage:  Three Case Studies in the Americas (2021, University Press of Florida).  I am working on parallel case studies in Hawai`i, driven by kuleana, commitment, and my interests in bringing together different knowledge systems .   

Loni Crumb
Department Counselor Education
African American Rural Education: College Transitions and Postsecondary Experiences
Dr. Loni Crumb is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program  in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions at East Carolina University and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She is currently a Research and Innovation Associate with the Rural Education Institute in the College of Education and the Director of Project Don’t Wait. She received the Professional Writing and Research Award from North Carolina Counseling Association in 2018 and was a recipient of the Profiles of Diversity Award, recognized for her commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in her life and work.  Dr. Crumb has authored over 80 scholarly publications and professional presentations related to student affairs in higher education, counseling and wellness, and holistic college student development. Her research interests include counseling in rural areas, rural education, promoting retention and persistence of underserved students in higher education, college student mental health, and social justice and multicultural training. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from the University of Georgia, M.A. in Education and Community Counseling from Clark Atlanta University, and B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina State University. 

Steven J. Culver
Department of Geology
Troubled Waters: Understanding the Science Behind our Coastal Crisis 
Steve Culver is a micropaleontologist in ECU’s Geology Program . He uses microfossils to reconstruct past environments, including past climates, in coastal and oceanic regions around the world. The current existential threat to human civilization that current climate change represents led him to invite several coauthors to write chapters for a book that explains how geologists know about the nature of climate change and its threat to coastal areas worldwide. The book is not for specialists but for coastal managers, politicians, decision makers and the general public. 

Kristen Cuthrell
Department of Elementary and Middle Grade Education
Using data to improve teacher education: Moving evidence into action
Kristen Cuthrell is a professor in the department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education, College of Education and serves as the Director of the Rural Education Institute at East Carolina University.  She has presented and published extensively on program improvement approaches while developing and refining innovations in educator preparation. During her tenure at East Carolina University, she has also served as elementary education program coordinator and associate chair. During that time, she was responsible for co-facilitating edTPA candidate support to over 1,800 elementary teacher candidates and leading program improvement in the college’s largest initial license program.  

I. Randolph Daniel Jr.
Department of Anthropology
Time, Typology, and Artifact Traditions in North Carolina Archaeology: Formative Cultures Reconsidered 
I. Randolph Daniel Jr. is a
 Professor and Chair of the anthropology department at East Carolina University where I have worked since 1996. I received my Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  My research interests include the archaeology of prehistoric hunter-gatherers in the Southeastern United States, particularly hunter-gatherer adaptations at the end of the last Ice Age. My methodological specializations include stone tool analysis, spatial analysis, and hunter-gatherer settlement systems.  Publications related to that research have appeared in three books, several book chapters, and in journals including American Antiquity, Current Research in the Pleistocene, Southeastern Archaeology, and North Carolina Archaeology.  I am also the recipient of the 1999 C.B. Moore Award for Excellence in Archaeology by a Young Scholar in Southeastern Studies by the Lower Mississippi Survey & Peabody Museum, Harvard.   

Kaye Bennett Dotson
Department of Library Science
The Value of Games: Putting Play Back into Practice for Children 
Dr. Kaye Dotson is an Associate Professor and Past Program Director of the Library Science Program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Her area of research expertise is leadership development, particularly focused on school librarians and the impact they may have on future generations. She served over twenty years as a practicing school librarian, presenting at numerous conferences, and publishing articles about the role of the school librarian prior to her current position as an educator of future librarians.  Her recognition of the significance of play in teaching and learning, and the need to preserve the role of play in the lives of children, inspired this work.  

Michelle F. Eble
Department of English
Interrogating Gendered Pathologies
Michelle F. Eble teaches a variety of technical and professional communication courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research history and trajectory spans theory and practice and promotes inclusive and collaborative knowledge-making, Her scholarship to date attends to technical and professional communication as rhetorical interventions in the following contexts: 1) technical and professional communication theory and practice, especially as it relates to social justice, community engagement, and technology; 2) mentoring networks and professional development infrastructures in higher education; and 3) research and rhetorical practices in academic and health institutional cultures. Currently, she supervises the graduate teaching assistants for undergraduate technical writing courses, serves as the Chair of ECU’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Institutional Review Board, and as Past President of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).  

Helena Feder
Department of English
– Close Reading the Anthropocene
– You are the River
Helena Feder is Associate Professor of Literature and Environment at ECU, and the author of Ecocriticism and the Idea of Culture (2014/2016) and many articles, essays, interviews, and poems. She is the editor of several journal issues and two books: You Are the River and Close Reading the Anthropocene. 

Erin A. Frost
Department of English
Interrogating Gendered Pathologies 
Erin A. Frost is a technical communication, rhetoric, and composition specialist. Dr. Frost has an employment history as an investigative journalist, and she uses that experience to inform her teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and technical communication and rhetoric. Her scholarly interests center on issues of gender and feminism in technical communication, most often as they manifest in rhetorics of health and medicine, environmental rhetorics, and risk communication. 

Thomas Herron
Department of English
John Derricke’s Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie or Woodkarne: Essays on text and contexts 
Thomas Herron works on the early modern poet Edmund Spenser and Irish plantation, including connections to Sir Walter Raleigh and Thomas Harriot. He also writes on Shakespeare. He has a strong interest in medieval and early modern Irish history, archaeology, and culture. His teaching experience and interests include Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Sir Philip Sidney, James Joyce, Irish literature, composition, creative writing (poetry) and general literature surveys. He has published a monograph, Spenser’s Irish Work: Poetry, Plantation and Colonial Reformation (2007), co-edited two multidisciplinary books on Ireland in the Renaissance and co-curated an exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library on “Nobility and Newcomers in Renaissance Ireland” (Spring 2013). He is the former editor of the multidisciplinary journal Explorations in Renaissance Culture. 

Christy Howard
Department of Literacy Studies of English and History Education
It’s Not “One More Thing”: Culturally Responsive and Affirming Strategies in K-12 Literacy Classrooms
Dr. Christy Howard is an Associate Professor in Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education Program at East Carolina University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Howard believes that students should have access to teachers who believe in affirming and validating their experiences. This is evident in her commitment to teaching through a social justice lens. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Howard served as a middle school English Language Arts classroom teacher, an English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist, and an Instructional Support Coach. Through her research and service, she continues to serve teachers across the state. Dr. Howard’s research, teaching and service focus on content area literacy instruction, culturally responsive pedagogy and teacher preparation. Dr. Howard is the recipient of multiple teaching and diversity awards from East Carolina University. 

Jeffrey Stevens Johnson
Department of English
The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7.2 (The Divine Poems)
Jeffrey S. Johnson specializes in English Renaissance literature, with particular emphasis on the poetry and prose of the era.  He is the author of The Theology of John Donne, a past president of the John Donne Society, and the General Editor for the NEH-funded project The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne.  He also serves the Thomas Harriot College of Art & Sciences as the Director of the Voyages of Discoveries series.   

Hanna Samir Kassab
Department of Political Science
– Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition 
– Crime, Violence and the State in Latin America
– Corruption in the Americas
Dr. Hanna S. Kassab is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Political Science Program at East Carolina University.  His most recent books include Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition and Crime, Violence, and the State in Latin America.  He also published Prioritization Theory and Grand Strategies of Weak States and Great Powers. He is also the co-editor and author of several volumes with Lexington Books under Security of the Americas.  He has applied his theoretical frameworks in the following collaborations with Johnathan D. Rosen; Drugs, Gangs, and Violence, Illicit Markets, Organized Crimes, and Global Security, and Corruption, Institutions, and Fragile States.  His interests include national security, foreign policy, terrorism, and organized crime. 

Amanda A. Klein
Department of English
Millennials Killed the Video Star: MTV from Music Videos to Reality Programming 
Amanda Ann Klein is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the English Department at East Carolina University. She is the author of American Film Cycles: Reframing Genres, Screening Social Problems, & Defining Subcultures (University of Texas Press, 2011), Millennials Killed the Video Star: MTV’s Transition to Reality Programming (Duke University Press, 2021) and co-editor of Multiplicities: Cycles, Sequels, Remakes and Reboots in Film & Television (University of Texas Press, 2016). Her scholarship has also appeared in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Jump Cut, Film Criticism, Flow, Antenna, Salon, The Atlantic, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and The New Yorker. 

Ken MacLeod
Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Practical Business Analytics: A Proven Approach through Successful Personalized Learning 

Calvin R. Mercer
Department of Philosophy
There Ought to Be a Law: A Bright Day at the Capitol
Calvin Mercer has published widely on the religious and social implications of radical human enhancement technology. He is co-editor, with UK scholar Steve Fuller, of Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and Its Successors. Dr. Mercer is also trained in clinical psychology, practiced professionally part-time for about a decade, and has utilized insights from this discipline in his published work on religion, such as his Slaves to Faith: A Therapist Looks Inside the Fundamentalist Mind. He frequently gives public lectures on religion and human enhancement technology, and his psychological interpretation of fundamentalism. Stepping outside his comfort zone and to provide civic education for youth, he recently co-authored a children’s book about how laws are made in the state capitol.  

Aneil Mishra
Department of Management
College to Career: Your Guide to Getting Your Dream Job
Dr. Aneil Mishra is an internationally recognized and widely published thought leader, educator, keynote speaker, and consultant in the areas of trust, leadership, change management, organizational culture and healthcare innovation.  He is the editor of the recent book, Restoring Trust in Higher Education:  Making the Investment Worthwhile Again (Praeger, March 2017).  Aneil is also the coauthor of two books with his wife Karen Mishra, Trust is Everything – Become the Leader Others Will Follow (2008), and Becoming a Trustworthy Leader – Psychology and Practice (2013, Routledge Press).  He has published his research in many leading scholarly and practitioner journals, and is also a founding Associate Editor of the Journal of Trust Research.  Prior to earning his Ph.D., Aneil worked for the General Motors Corporation as a human resource specialist and manufacturing engineer. 

Mark E. Moore
Department of Kinesiology
Handbook of Disability at Work 
Dr. Mark E. Moore is currently an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at ECU.  He teaches sport finance, sport marketing and sales, and sport management.  He has many years of experience with research design and implementation, marketing and sales promotion, statistical analysis, and grant writing.  His research interests include organizational behavior, finance, and marketing.  When he isn’t performing his professional responsibilities, he enjoys working out, watching sporting events, and searching the web.   

Mikkaka Hardaway Overstreet
Department of Literacy Student in English and History Education
It’s Not “One More Thing”: Culturally Responsive and Affirming Strategies in K-12 Literacy Classrooms
Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet (she, her, hers) has been an educator since 2006, earning her PhD in Curriculum & Instruction in 2015. She was an elementary teacher for five years, then a literacy consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education. After earning her PhD, Mikkaka returned to her alma mater, the University of Louisville, to serve as a clinical professor and the director of the Minority Teacher Recruitment Project. Currently, she is an assistant professor in the Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education Program  at East Carolina University. Her research focuses on exploring intersections of literacy, identity, and learning, particularly related to culturally responsive pedagogy. Recent publications include the Journal of Language & Literacy Education, NASPA Journal About Women & Gender in Higher Education,College Teaching, and Reading Horizons. You can learn more about Mikkaka on her website www.drmikkaka.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter under the handle @drmikkaka.  

Donald H. Parkerson and Jo Ann Parkerson
Department of History
Ten Days that Shook the World of Education: A Close look at the People who Facilitated Educational Change 
Dr. Don Parkerson and Dr. JoAnn Parkerson have published seven books in educational history. Their latest publication, Ten Days that Shook the World of Education was published by Rowman and Littlefield earlier this year. They are now under contract for a book on collaboration in educational history tentatively titled, The Ever-widening Circle of Educational Reform.   Don teaches American History at East Carolina University. JoAnn taught at East Carolina for a number of years and is now Emeritus at Methodist University. 

Susan Pearce
Department of Sociology
Cultural Change in East-Central European and Eurasian Spaces: Post-1989 Revisions and Re-Imaginings 
Susan C. Pearce holds her PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research and is Associate Professor of Sociology at East Carolina University in North Carolina, United States. She has served on the faculties of Gettysburg College; University of Gdansk, Poland; and West Virginia University. Among her research interests are sociology of culture, human rights, race, social movements, immigration, and gender. She is co-author of the book Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience (with Elizabeth J. Clifford and Reena Tandon) and co-editor of the books Mosaics of Change: The First Decade of Life in the New Eastern Europe (with Eugenia Sojka); and Istanbul: Living with Difference in a Global City (with Nora Fisher-Onar). 

Martin Reardon
Department of Educational Leadership
– A place called home: School-University-Community collaboration and the immigrant educational experience 
– Learning to read the world and the word: School-University-Community collaboration to enrich immigrant literacy and teacher education
Martin Reardon,PhD (Educational Policy Planning and Leadership, The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 2000), is Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership Department of the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU), Greenville, NC. As an affiliate faculty member of the ECU Rural Education Institute, Reardon collaborated in the 2018 submission of a successful $100,000 grant application to the North Carolina Department of Education to alleviate the educational impact of adverse childhood experiences in a small rural elementary school. Within the Educational Leadership Department, Reardon conceptualized and coordinated the 2017 submission of a successful $1,000,000, 4-year National Science Foundation grant to integrate computational thinking with the teaching of music and visual arts in middle schools in three rural counties. As the Co-Principal Investigator on that NSF grant, Reardon collaborates with the principals, two visual arts, and one music teacher in the participating schools. Stemming from Reardon’s 6 years as Chair of the School-University-Community Collaborative Research (SUCCR) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)—a position to which he was re-elected in 2020—Reardon co-edited a volume with two former leaders of the SUCCR SIG (Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities: Schools, University, and Community Organizations, 2016). That volume prefaced the in-depth exploration of the SUCCR theme in the ongoing edited series—Current Perspectives on School/University/Community Research—in which this is the eighth volume.   

William W. Swart
Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Practical Business Analytics: A Proven Approach through Successful Personalized Learning 
Dr. William Swart is professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management  at East Carolina University. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with Honors from Clemson University.  His career includes several positions in academia and the private sector. Professor Swart has been professionally active in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is fluent in four languages. He has authored four books, numerous scholarly articles, and has been Principal Investigator for grants and contracts in excess of $10 million.  

Anne Swenson Ticknor
Department of Literacy Studies in English and History Education
It’s Not “One More Thing”: Culturally Responsive and Affirming Strategies in K-12 Literacy Classrooms
Dr. Anne Swenson Ticknor is an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies at East Carolina University. Dr. Ticknor teaches graduate and undergraduate-level literacy education courses with a focus on social justice and equity. Dr. Ticknor has over 20 years of experience as an elementary teacher, professional development facilitator, literacy specialist, and teacher educator. Dr. Ticknor researches the topics of identity, relationships, agency, and learning as mediated through literacy. In addition to these topics, Dr. Ticknor publishes and presents nationally and internationally on single-story representations of historical events in children’s literature, identity negotiation in personal and professional spaces, diversity and equity in literacy education, and relationships within communities of learners. Dr. Ticknor has received several awards and honors recognizing her focus on diversity, inclusion, and mentoring new faculty. 

Michael James Tierno
School of Art & Design 
Location and PostProduction Sound for Low Budget Filmmakers 
Michael Tierno is a former Miramax Story analyst and an independent writer/director/editor of feature films. He is author of the best-selling book Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters and has made four feature films including Turn Back Night, a sci-fi comedy. He is Associate Professor of Film Production at East Carolina University. 

 John A. Tucker
Department of History
Kumazawa Banzan: Governing the Realm and Bringing Peace to All below Heaven 
John A. Tucker, Ph.D., is a professor of Japanese and East Asian history. Tucker’s research specialization is in Japanese Confucianism. He completed his A.B. in history at Davidson College (1977), and two master’s degrees at the University of Hawaii (Asian philosophy 1981 and Asian history 1983). He finished his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1990. Tucker has authored translation-studies of Itō Jinsai’s Gomō jigi, published by E. J. Brill (1998), and of Ogyū Sorai’s Bendō and Benmei, published by the Association for Asian Studies and the University of Hawaii Press (2006). He also edited a four-volume work, Critical Readings in Japanese Confucianism, published by E. J. Brill (2013). With Chun-chieh Huang (National Taiwan University), Tucker co-edited, Dao Companion to Japanese Confucian Philosophy (Springer, 2016). His most recent publication is The Forty-Seven Ronin: The Vendetta in History, published by Cambridge University Press (2018). He is currently working on a translation-study of Kumazawa Banzan’s Daigaku wakumon, to be published by Cambridge University Press. Tucker has published three picture books, John F. Kennedy’s North Carolina Campaign, and a pictorial history of his university entitled, East Carolina University. Along with Arthur Carlson and Brooke Tolar, he co-edited East Carolina Football. These are published by Arcadia Press. And, with Brooke Tolar and Chelsea Head, he co-edited The Art of Giving: Leo W. Jenkins’ Paintings. 

 Chia Jung Yeh
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices 
Chia Jung Yeh, Ph.D. is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science , College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University. She is working in the field of head start & early childhood education for more than a decade as an educator, classroom teacher, language assessment evaluator, and researcher. Her research interests include social interaction, creative teaching strategies of mathematics, science education, father involvement, inclusive education, early childhood education, assessment, early intervention, and pre-service/in-service teacher training.  Earlier she was selected for the Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy fellowship (EOSA) during 2018-2019, and she worked with a community partner to develop a parenting workshop curriculum and implemented two 5-week series of early childhood STEAM parenting workshops in our community. She also received UNC Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC) fellowship and currently serves on a few editorial boards as an editor and reviewer worldwide. She is completing her second edited book in less than two years as a Co-Editor, her first edited book which was published in December 2019 is included in the Library of Congress.