On a campus where student-centered education is paramount, the focus is on teaching. Nevertheless, Saint Mary’s faculty are quite active in research and publishing, as these highlights of the publications list illustrate.
In the MFA program, Brenda Hillman recently published Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, the fourth in her tetralogy about the elements. A new member of the MFA faculty, Matthew Zapruder, has a fourth collection of poems, Sun Bear, forthcoming, and poet and MFA program manager Sara Mumolo’s first book of poetry, Mortar, comes out soon.
Lecturer Kenneth Worthy published Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide between People and the Environment; Art Professor Peter Freund edited a new anthology titled Trauma Desire Otherness; Dan Leopard, associate professor of communication, published Teaching with the Screen: Pedagogy, Agency, and Media Culture; Biology Professor Michael Marchetti, with J.L. Lockwood and M.F. Hoopes provided the second edition of Invasion Ecology.
Kathleen Taylor and Dean Elias in the Kalmanovitz School of Education contributed “Transformative Learning: A Developmental Perspective,” to The Handbook of Transformative Learning Theory; Assistant Professor of Sports Management Claire Williams and S. Fields co-authored “Women’s Professional Sports in DC: WUSA/WPS Washington Freedom & WNBA Washington Mystics” for DC Sports: A Century in Transition. The School of Economics and Business Administration’s Andras Margitay Becht, with Dana Herrera wrote “Teaching Social Skills in Virtual Worlds: A primer for extending existing social science education to business management” for Immersive Environments, Augmented Realities and Virtual Worlds: Assessing Future Trends in Education.
Professors Emeriti Ronald Isetti and Chester Aaron will both publish books this fall.
Isetti’s On These Promising Shores of the Pacific: A History of Saint Mary’s College is an illustrated history of the College from its founding by Archbishop Alemany to the appointment of the first lay president in 2013.
The Marriage of Mushrooms and Garlic by Aaron and co-author Malcolm Clark is a collection of stories, recipes and photographs.